Preview: L.A. Clippers At Utah

When: 9:00 PM  ET, Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Where: EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Matchup Edge
LAC Edge in: UTA
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The Los Angeles Clippers bring a five-game winning streak into Wednesday’s contest against Utah when they look to notch their 13th consecutive victory over the Jazz. Los Angeles defeated the Denver Nuggets on Monday and is tied for fourth place in the Western Conference with the Houston Rockets and has also narrowed the gap on third-place Portland. Utah lost to the Boston Celtics on Monday and has dropped six of its last nine contests.

Jazz coach Quin Snyder was displeased with the effort against Boston as his club fell to 8-13 at home. “We didn’t play hard,” Snyder told reporters. “Maybe it’s a little more complicated than that, we played soft as much as anything.” Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has posted four consecutive double-doubles and is averaging 14.5 points on 23-of-26 shooting and collecting 12.5 rebounds during the stretch.

TV:
9 p.m. ET, TWC Prime Ticket (Clippers), ROOT (Utah)

ABOUT THE CLIPPERS (31-14): Sixth man Jamal Crawford scored 21 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter against Denver to break out of a shooting slump. Crawford was 20-of-62 from the field over the previous five games, shooting 40 percent or less in each outing. “When I was struggling, my teammates and my coaching staff just told me ‘Keep being aggressive,’ and ‘We believe in you,’” Crawford told reporters. “When you have coaches and teammates like that, it makes the game easier.”

ABOUT THE JAZZ (16-29): Small forward Gordon Hayward is averaging 26.3 points in Utah’s three losses to the Clippers this season and he’s on a hot streak entering this matchup too. Hayward had 26 points in the loss to Boston, marking the third straight contest in which he has scored 24 or more points. He has scored 30 or more points on five occasions this season with one of the times being when he went 4-of-5 from 3-point range and scored 30 points as the Jazz lost to Los Angeles on Nov. 29.

BUZZER BEATERS

       
1. Los Angeles has won its last five road games against Utah.

2. Jazz PG Trey Burke has made 10 3-pointers over the past three games as he adjusts to a bench role.

3. Clippers SF Matt Barnes (abdominal muscle) is uncertain for Wednesday’s game.

PREDICTION: Clippers 109, Jazz 105

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
L.A. Clippers 31-14 W5 20-7 11-7 5-4 26-10 7-2 18-6
Utah 16-29 L1 8-13 8-16 0-2 16-27 3-3 7-16

Last Meeting

L.A. Clippers Utah
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
12/29/14 UTA 97 LAC 101 101 41 45.7 97 52 41.3

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
LAC B. Griffin 24 50.0 4
UTA G. Hayward 22 40.0 2
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
LAC D. Jordan 19 6 13
UTA R. Gobert 13 5 8
Assists Player  
LAC C. Paul 8
UTA G. Hayward 7
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
LAC B. Griffin 1191 50.2 248
UTA G. Hayward 984 46.2 249
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
LAC D. Jordan 670 206 464
UTA D. Favors 413 129 284
Assists Player  
LAC C. Paul 504
UTA T. Burke 249

Quickchart Matchup

L.A. Clippers  Off vs  Utah Def
107.3 Points For
98.5 Points Against
47.5 FG%
46.3 FG%
41.4 Reb
39.0 Reb
Utah Off vs  L.A. Clippers Def
95.7 Points For
100.0 Points Against
45.1 FG%
45.3 FG%
39.0 Reb
41.7 Reb

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
OPEN
-110
6.5
-110
200
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports
-105
7
-110
199
Sportsbook
-105
7
-110
199.5
5Dimes.eu
-107
7
-108
200
GTBets.eu
-110
6.5
-110
200
Top Bet
-110
7
-110
200
BetOnline.ag
-107
7
-110
200
BetDSI
-115
7
-110
200
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF
BetDNA.com
-114
7
-114
200
Superbook.ag OFF OFF
BookMaker.eu
-115
7
-110
200
Vegas Odds
Westgate
-110
7
-110
200
Mirage
-110
7
-110
199.5
Station
-110
7
-110
200
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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

L.A. Clippers Overall Utah
31-14 W/L 16-29
19-26-0 ATS 23-22-0
20-22-3 O/U 18-27-0
107.3 Pts For 95.7
100.0 Pts Against 98.5
L.A. Clippers A/H Utah
11-7 W/L 8-13
8-10-0 ATS 9-12-0
10-7-1 O/U 8-13-0
107.7 Pts For 97.6
102.6 Pts Against 98.0