LA Clippers versus Utah Jazz Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 12-30-2012

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The 15-16 Utah Jazz will travel to play the 24-6 LA Clippers in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday night. Tip off time from Staples Center in Los Angeles is set for 9:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game has the home team LA Clippers favored by -9 ½ points with an over under line of 195 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds came out a few hours ago in this NBA game.

The teams have met twice this season with all games held at Utah. The Clippers won straight up each game but the Jazz covered the spread by a single point each time. Each game went over the total. Trend: The over is 7-1 in their previous eight meetings.

Utah is just 6-12 straight up on the road this season. They shot just 43.7% on the road and defensively the Jazz allows 102 points and 47.6% shooting on the highway. The Jazz has lost two straight and four of their past five games. They come off the 116-114 home defeat on Friday night to the LA Clippers as a +3 point underdog. The game landed over 191 ½ points. Utah blows a 19 point lead in the loss. They allowed the hot Clippers over 49% shooting from the floor. Al Jefferson leads Utah on the year with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

The LA Clippers own the best record in the NBA. They are on a 16 game win streak. What has been impressive about this Clippers team has been the play on the defensive end of the court. The Clippers rank 4th in the NBA in points allowed by giving up just 92 points a game. They allow 42.7% shooting. LA has given up 100 or more points in just three of the sixteen games of this win streak. Blake Griffin leads the Clips with 18 points and 54% shooting. The Clippers bench is the best in basketball. They are productive and allow the Clippers to limit the amount of minutes to their starters as no Clipper logs more than 33 minutes per game.

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