Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz - 10/10/16 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers
NBA Basketball: Monday October 10, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -4 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz travel to the Staples Center to take the floor with the Los Angeles Clippers Monday.
The Utah Jazz were never able to shake the Phoenix Suns Wednesday night but at the end of 48 minutes they had just enough scoring and defense to come away with a 104-99 road victory. This game was nip and tuck throughout despite the Jazz holding a healthy 49%-38% edge in marksmanship because Phoenix totaled 26 more looks at the basket with Utah committing 23 turnovers. Rudy Gobert poured in a game high 21 points and hauled in ten rebounds with Trey Lyles tossing in 17 points and snagging seven pulls to give the Jazz a nice scoring duo. Utah received another 15 points from Gordon Hayward with George Hill and Joe Ingles tossing in eleven points each while Shelvin Mack chipped in with ten.
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The Los Angeles Clippers will be shooting for another preseason win after downing the visiting Raptors 104-98 with their offense carrying the team. The Clippers blew a decent lead late when Toronto outscored them 30-19 and in the preseason so many games are decided by one bad period or five minute stretch. The LAC held a substantial 52%-44% shooting advantage but were very sloppy with the ball with a whopping 27 turnovers which kept the game close on the scoreboard when it probably shouldn’t have been. Blake Griffin was the Clippers star with a game high 24 points and eight boards with Raymond Felton next in line with 17 points and five yanks. DeAndre Jordan added 14 points and gave the LAC muscle on the glass with ten rebounds as the starters did major damage.
The under is 7-2-1 in Utah last 10 road games and Utah are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games while the under is 5-2 in Utah last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and the under is 20-7 in Clippers last 27 home games while going 19-7-1 in Clippers last 27 Monday games. Utah are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles while Utah are 23-11-1 ATS in the last 35 meetings.
The Clippers starters played substantial minutes and produced in a big way last time out and Utah might have to play their starters as well to keep pace or neither team will give a dam in preseason. Please check back when line is released…