Clippers at Jazz - 12/26/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (16-13) at Utah Jazz (12-15)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz +1 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, ROOT
The Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz meet Saturday night at the EnergySolutions Arena.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a strong road win after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 102.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 23.6 points and 8.6 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 17.5 points and nine assists. J.J. Redick is dishing 1.6 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won six of their last nine road games.
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The Utah Jazz need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 97 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 18.9 points and 3.2 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.8 points and 8.6 rebounds. Alec Burks is dishing 2.2 assists and Trevor Booker is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The Utah Jazz have won four of their last six home games.
The Clippers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Jazz are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The Clippers are 7-19-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings in Utah and 7-18-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
The Clippers are coming off a long Christmas game against the Lakers in which they struggled to close the deal in the fourth and had to play their starters longer than they wanted. A rested Utah team should be able to take advantage. Give me the Jazz.