A contest featuring one of the highest-scoring squads in the NBA versus one of the best squads defensively will see the Utah Jazz (23-24) host the Los Angeles Clippers (23-23) at Vivint Smart Home Arena on January 18, 2023. The Jazz are third in points per game (117.6), and the Clippers are third in points conceded (110.1). The Jazz are 8.5-point favorites. The over/under for the matchup is set at 229.5 points.
How to bet Jazz vs. Clippers
Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Jazz as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Jazz have -362 odds to pick up the win, while the Clippers are listed at +288 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 229.5 points.
Jazz vs. Clippers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: SN-RM
- Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
- Arena: Vivint Smart Home Arena
Jazz vs. Clippers Betting Trends
The Jazz have 26 wins against the spread in 47 games this year. Utah has been the favorite in 20 games this season and has come away with the win nine times (45%) in those contests. The Jazz have eclipsed the over/under in 60.9% of their opportunities this year (28 times over 46 games with a set point total).
The Clippers have played 46 games, with 22 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has compiled a 5-13 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 27.8% of those games). Clippers games this year have gone over the total in 18 of 46 opportunities (39.1%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Jazz vs. Clippers Injury Report
Clippers: Ivica Zubac: Questionable (Knee), Paul George: Out (Hamstring), Kawhi Leonard: Out (Injury Management), John Wall: Out (Abdominal), Luke Kennard: Out (Calf)
What you need to know about the Utah Jazz
Utah has been lifted by its offense, as it ranks third-best in the NBA by averaging 117.6 points per game. It ranks 23rd in the league in points allowed (116.9 per contest). The Jazz are averaging 120.3 points per game in home games. When playing on the road, they are averaging 115.2 points per contest. The Jazz’s offense has been better over their last 10 games, putting up 120.1 points per contest compared to the 117.6 they’ve averaged this season.
Utah ranks top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking fourth-best in the league with 14.3 treys per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 13th with a 36% shooting percentage from downtown. Of the shots attempted by the Jazz in 2022-23, 55.6% of them have been two-pointers (66.2% of the team’s made baskets) and 44.4% have been threes (33.8%).
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers
On offense Los Angeles is the second-worst squad in the league (109.4 points per game). However defensively it is third-best (110.1 points allowed per game). In 2022-23 the Clippers are scoring 6.4 fewer points per game at home (106.3) than away (112.7). In their past 10 games, the Clippers are putting up 110.1 points per game, 0.7 more than their season average (109.4).
Los Angeles makes 12.3 3-pointers per game and shoots 36.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 11th and ninth, respectively, in the league. In 2022-23, the Clippers have attempted 60.8% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 39.2% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 68.8% of the Clippers’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 31.2% have been 3-pointers.
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