Clippers vs. Jazz 2021 NBA Odds and Preview – December 15th, 2021
The Los Angeles Clippers hit the road once again after three games at the STAPLES Center. They line up against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Head coach Tyronn Lue did well to recover from multiple losses in November and is now on a hot streak of four-straight wins. Meanwhile, the Jazz is doing better with seven consecutive wins behind them.
Check out this Nitrobetting preview for a better look at the upcoming Clippers vs. Jazz game. Find event info, crucial team and player statistics, the latest NBA betting odds, trends, and expert predictions right here.
Clippers vs. Jazz Game Information
- When: Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
- Where: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: KLAC 570 AM (Clippers) / KSL Radio 102.7 FM (Jazz)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: TBA
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers?
The Clippers have a solid pace coming into the clash against the Jazz. They secured five wins in six games and performed well on the road. More than that, the franchise is coming off a first-rate win against the Phoenix Suns. The Suns held the best record in the league before losing to LA. Ty Lue’s squad pulled away with a 111-95 victory without Paul George. Marcus Morris took charge and closed his night with 24 points and 11 rebounds, while five other players scored double digits.
Previewing the offense, the Clippers don’t have much against the Jazz. The team averages 106.2 points (19th) per game on 45% shooting (20th). Although the side produced three games with over 111 points each in their last five contests, we expect Utah to put more pressure against the Clippers’ attacks.
The Clippers can try to frustrate the Jazz on defense. This is where things begin to go neck and neck. As a team, the side holds opponents to 104.3 points (fifth) per game. They limit opponents’ shooting to 43.9% (fifth) and effective field goal percentage to 50.2% (fourth).
Paul George and Nicolas Batum remain questionable for the game, which means Marcus Morris and Reggie Jackson have to step up once again. Luke Kennard and Terance Mann are slated to start the game.
Why Bet on the Utah Jazz?
The Jazz is one of the hottest teams in the league right now. They are the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference and lead the Northwest Division with a 19-7 overall record. Their seven-game winning streak is the longest in the league right now. What makes them effective is their ability to perform on both ends of the floor.
The franchise holds a league-high record of 115.3 points per game on 48.1% shooting this season. They also have the best effective field goal percentage record at 57.2%. Once the team builds momentum, they are virtually unstoppable in the second half. Furthermore, they score the most third and fourth-quarter points with 30.8 and 29.1, respectively. These numbers are sure to put the Clippers’ defense to the test.
Donovan Mitchell leads the pack with a 24.7-points-per-game average. He is followed by Bojan Bogdanovic with 16.8 PPG, while Rudy Gobert, Jordan Clarkson, and Mike Conley Jr. join him in the double-digit points average.
On defense, the Jazz also has some of the best records right now. They are one of the top-three rebounding teams in the league. The hosts average 55.4 total rebounds per game, featuring 36.5 defensive rebounds (third) per game.
Clippers vs. Jazz Betting Trends
- The Clippers are 4-6 in the last ten regular-season road games against the Jazz (4-6 ATS).
- The Clippers are 4-3 in the last seven regular-season road games (4-3 ATS).
- The totals went over in four of the Clippers’ last ten games against the Jazz.
- The Jazz is 6-4 in the last ten regular-season games at the Vivint Arena (5-5 ATS).
- The Jazz are 5-0 in the last five regular-season home games against the Clippers (4-1 ATS).
- The totals went under in three of the Jazz’s last five regular-season games against the Clippers.
Clippers vs. Jazz Expert Betting Prediction
Both teams have been impressive in recent weeks. However, the Clippers dealing with several injuries makes them the underdogs of the game. If the duo of Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris delivers top-notch numbers, they can cover the spread and keep the victory at arm’s reach. The Jazz comes in as overwhelming favorites based on recent results and home-court advantage on their side. There’s no question that they have the upper hand in this contest with a healthy squad and plenty of momentum.
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