Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction 4/5/2024

The Utah Jazz (29-47) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (48-28) on Friday, April 5th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on BSSC. The Clippers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Jazz are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Nuggets. Tip-off is set for 10:30 ET.

Jazz vs Clippers

utah jazz nba

The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Jazz will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Cavaliers with a final score of 129-113. Turning the tide, the Jazz picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 67-47.

Looking to improve their record of 29-47, the Jazz will face the Clippers as they try to reach .500 for the season. In the Western Conference, the Jazz is in 12th place and is 4th in the Northwest division.

Utah comes in with an overall ATS record of 38-38 so far this season. The Jazz have suffered two consecutive ATS losses when playing as underdogs, and they are 12-7 against the spread when they are the favorites.

The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win

In their latest game against the Nuggets, Paul George was the top scorer for the Clippers’ offense, scoring 28 points and shooting 10/21 from the field. As the Clippers secured the victory with a final score of 102-100, James Harden also chipped in with 20 points.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Jazz, the Clippers are looking to stay above .500, as their overall record is 48-28. In Western Conference matchups, the Clippers are 28-19 and they are 20-9 in non-conference games.

Los Angeles’ ATS record sits below .500 (36-40). Los Angeles has struggled to cover the spread in their last two road games and has an ATS record of 19-21 on the road, while it is 17-19 at home.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

The Utah offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 11th ranked offense at 116.1 points per game.

So far this season, the Jazz have been a slightly below average offensive team, ranking 11th in the league in scoring at 116.1 points per game. However, they have been much better at home, averaging 120.1 points compared to 112.0 on the road.

Utah has been an efficient team from the free-throw line, ranking 3rd in the league in free throws made per game. In terms of pace, they are 8th in the NBA at 99.6 possessions per game.

In terms of three-point shooting, the Jazz have been average, hitting 35% of their attempts (22nd). However, they are 13th in the league in made threes at 13.1 per game.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

los angeles clippers

The Los Angeles offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 12th ranked offense at 115.8 points per game.

This season, the Clippers are 12th in the NBA in scoring at 115.8 points per game. However, at home, they are 14th in the league at 115.4 points per game.

When it comes to pace, the Clippers are 27th in the NBA at 96.3 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 6th in the league at 49%.

Los Angeles is 11th in two-point field goal percentage at 55%. From beyond the arc, they are 4th in the NBA at 38%.

Jazz Team Defense

At present, the Jazz’s defense is ranked 29th, allowing 120.7 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Jazz are causing 15 turnovers per game, ranking 30th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 9th in rejections, averaging 5.7 blocked shots each game.

Clippers Team Defense

At this time, the Clippers’ defense is positioned 10th in the NBA, permitting 112.5 points per game. The Los Angeles defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.8% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.2% of their field goal attempts vs. Los Angeles.

Key Players For The Jazz And Clippers

In today’s game, we anticipate Collin Sexton leading the scoring for the Jazz, contributing 21 points while shooting 7/14 from the field. This season, he is averaging 18.8 points per game along with 2.6 boards.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Paul George to be the top scorer for the Clippers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 47.1%, and his scoring average is 22.6 points per game.

Jazz vs Clippers Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Jazz have a straight up record of 0-5 while going 1-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 110 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last five games at home, the Clippers have a straight up record of 4-1 while going 1-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 111 points per game in these contests.
  • Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Jazz have a straight up record of 0-5. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-4.
  • In their last three contests as the favorite, Los Angeles has a poor record vs the spread going 1-2. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-0.

Jazz vs Clippers Prediction

The Clippers is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 116-102. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Clippers at -13.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 223.5, and our model predicts the Jazz and Clippers to score a combined 218 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

* All odds are provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.Action247 does not warrant the accuracy of completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these post.