Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers 10/13/14
Los Angeles Clippers (0-1) at Utah Jazz (2-0)
NBA Preseason: Monday
The Line: Utah Jazz +6.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Salt Lake City to square off against the Utah Jazz on Monday night.
It’s only preseason, but there have been some pretty encouraging signs for the Utah Jazz in their first two outings. Both wins have come against the Portland Trail Blazers, a team that really isn’t thinking about wins at this point in time. After running away with things in their home opener, the Jazz then travelled to Portland and managed to come-from-behind to record a 109-105 victory. Led by a game-high 22 points from second-year guard Trey Burke, the Jazz showed some good signs down the stretch, outscoring the home team 31-24 in the final term to secure the win. Each Utah starter finished the game with 14 points or more while they only got a combined 18 points from their bench.
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The Los Angeles Clippers have only played the one game so far and it was a rather uneventful one, falling at home to the Golden State Warriors 112-94 last week. The Clippers weren’t missing anyone of note, they just couldn’t stop the Warriors from scoring as they were clearly the more aggressive team, getting to the free throw line 16 more times. It’s only one preseason game, but it’s going to be interesting to see if Los Angeles improves on that end of the court after just being a middle-of-the-road defensive team last season.
The Jazz are getting six points at home against a Clippers team playing in back-to-back nights. Yes please!!!!
Dan's Pick: Utah +6