Utah Jazz at L.A. Clippers
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 10, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
Los Angeles, California
The Line: L.A. Clippers -6.5 -- Over/Under:
The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Utah Jazz look to keep the ball rolling after winning 13 of their last 15 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 111.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 23.5 points and 4.2 assists while Rudy Gobert is averaging 15.8 points and 12.9 rebounds. Ricky Rubio is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won five of their last seven road games.
The Los Angeles Clippers could use a win here after losing four of their last six games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 20 points and 5.4 assists while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.9 points and 6.2 rebounds. Montrezl Harrell is the third double-digit scorer and Landry Shamet is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Jazz are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in LA and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 9-3 in Clippers last 12 overall. The over is 5-2 in Jazz last 7 games playing on 0 days rest.
This line indicates that the Utah Jazz are going to rest all of their starters with them being locked into the fifth seed. With that being the case, I have no choice but to side with the Los Angeles Clippers, a team that's rested and has every reason to win this game with hopes of getting out of the eighth seed. The Clippers don't have the horses to blow teams out, so I don't like laying these big numbers with them, but I'm not going to back a team that's going to play nothing but backups. It has to be Clippers or pass for me.