Clippers Meet Up With The Jazz In Utah

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The Los Angeles Clippers take a short trip to Salt Lake City this Monday evening, December 3 for a betting matchup against the Utah Jazz that will take place at the Energy Solutions Arena, with tip off schedule for 9:05 PM EST. The Oddsmakers have set the line listing the visiting Clippers as a -1 1/2 point road favorite, while posting the over/under total at 197 points. The Clippers enter this matchup on a two-game winning streak and sit in first place in the Pacific Division with ten wins and six losses after 16 games played so far this season. They are 9-7 against the spread overall and 3-3 after six games played on the road. As a favorite they have covered six times, while also dropping six. The Jazz have lost two games in a row and as a result currently six at .500 on the season with nine wins and nine losses. Against the spread they own a 7-10-1 record, but at home they are a respectable 4-2. They have been listed as an underdog seven times this season and are winless with a 0-6-1 record. Betting Trends The Clippers are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games after a straight up win, but just 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall. They have gone over the posted total in four consecutive games. The Jazz have covered 8 of their last 11 games played on a Monday, but only one of their last six when facing a team in the Western Conference. They have kept the final score under the posted total in seven of their last ten games played at home. Prediction The Clippers offer much more talent as a team than the Jazz and even though this game is being played in Utah, I expect “Lob City” to be in full force en route to a straight up win and point spread cover. Clippers -1 1/2 Follow us on Twitter @ bballbet PJ Laferla is a practicing freelance writer, professional handicapper, and the founder of SportsInput.com. If you are interested in hiring PJ Laferla for freelance writing or for winning picks against the spread, please submit all inquires to PJ@sportsinput.com.