In this high caliber Western duel between two squads tied in the third place of the conference, the Utah Jazz (3-1), looking to extend their current small winning streak, are hosting the Los Angeles Clippers (3-1), who want to continue on the winning ways as well.
Date/Time: 10-30-2019, 22:00 EDT
Spread: Utah Jazz -2
Utah Jazz have a 3-1 record (1-3 against the spread) so far this season and are tied with the Clippers and three more teams in the third place of the West. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won on the road against the Suns with a 96-95 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Donovan Mitchell with 24 ppg, adding 5 boards per game. He is followed by Bojan Bogdanovic with 23.7 ppg and 4 boards per game.
Los Angeles Clippers have a 3-1 record (2-2 against the spread) so far this season and are tied with the Jazz and 3 more teams in the 3rd place of the West. In their last game they won at home against the Hornets with a 111-96 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard with 27 ppg, adding 6.5 boards and a team high 7.5 dimes per game. He is followed by Lou Williams with 22.2 ppg and 5.2 dimes per game.
In their 3 meetings last season the Jazz led the Clippers 2-1 wins, winning the only home game by 6 points. Jazz are 2-0 at home, while Clippers are 1-1 on the road. Clippers are better offensively, scoring 121.5 ppg to Jazz’s 98.8, while Jazz are better defensively, allowing 91.5 ppg to Clippers’ 112.5. Clippers have better percentages both in field goals (52% to 45.3%) and in 3-pointers (42.2% to 35.9%). Jazz on the other hand are better in boards grabbed (45.2 to 42.2), while Clippers are better both in dimes made (25 to 20.2) and in turnovers committed (16 to 19.2). Bookmakers give the Jazz a -2 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds and pick the guests in this one.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers +2 (-109)
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