Clippers vs Jazz Prediction - NBA Picks 12/8/23

Utah Jazz (7-14) vs Los Angeles Clippers (10-10)

Game Info: Friday, December 8, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Delta Center)

Betting Odds: Utah Jazz +6.5 -- Over/Under: 224.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning 7 of their last 10 games. The Utah Jazz need a win after losing 3 of their last 4 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz prediction.

Los Angeles Clippers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Clippers are coming off recent wins over the Warriors and Nuggets. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 112.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.6 points and 6 rebounds, while Kawhi Leonard is averaging 21.6 points and 5.9 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.

Los Angeles Clippers Player Facts

  • Paul George ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for FT% (93.3%) this season.
  • Ivica Zubac ranks 1st in the Western Conference amongst qualified players for FG% (62.4%) this season.

Utah Jazz Betting Preview

The Utah Jazz beat the Trail Blazers and lost to the Mavericks this week. The Utah Jazz are averaging 111.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 119.8 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 23.7 points and 8.7 rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.8 points and 3.3 rebounds. John Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Collin Sexton is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Jazz rank 1st in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (14.3).
  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for opponent steals per game this season (9.4).
  • The Clippers rank T2nd in the league for steals per game this season (9.0).
  • The Clippers rank 2nd in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (25.3).

Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz prediction

The Los Angeles Clippers have played their best ball over these last couple of weeks, and the defensive effort has improved as well. The Utah Jazz just got their boots smoked by the Mavs a couple of days ago, and they continue to not show much effort defensively. While the Jazz are 11-10 ATS which is better than the Clippers 8-12 ATS record, I have a hard time backing the Jazz, especially against good teams. I'm going to take my chances with the Clippers and the chalk in this one.

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Clippers -6.5

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