Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Wednesday January 28, 2015. At 9:00 PM EST.
The (31-14) Los Angeles Clippers of the Western Conference Pacific Division make the trip from the Southern California to the Beehive State. The Clippers will play the (16-29) Utah Jazz of the Western Conference Northwest Division in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at EnergySolutions Arena in scenic Salt Lake City, Utah. This Sports Handicapper believes the Los Angeles Clippers are going to push Golden State for the Division title before it’s all said and done. Utah is young, and management must try to keep their nucleus together. The betting line has Utah as a seven-point home underdog Against The Spread, the betting odds total is at 200 for Wednesday Night’s game.
The 2015 Los Angeles Clippers have won five in a row straight up, their latest a 102-98 home win against Denver on January 26. The Clippers play their next three on the road at New Orleans on the 30th and in San Antonio the next night. Los Angeles is six and a half games out the division lead behind Golden State. The Clippers big three of Chris Paul, Balke Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan lead the team in three of the five major categories. The Clippers average 107 points per game and that leads the NBA. The Clippers defense ranks fourteenth giving up 101 per contest. The betting odds under the total is 5-0-1 the Clippers last six on Wednesday’s. The Clippers are 5-1 Against The Number their last six on hump day. Los Angeles is 7-18-1 their last twenty-six in Salt Lake City. The Los Angeles Clippers are 2-1 their last three NBA ATS Predictions on the road going over the betting odds total once and staying under twice. The Clippers are playing their third game in four day’s, and they must come prepared. The Clippers have more talent than Wednesday’s opponent, but their ATS record in Utah is not very impressive.
The 2015 Utah Jazz have won their last three straight up and Against The Spread, the Jazz lost to Boston at home 99-90 on January 26th. Utah is sixteen games out for the division lead. Head Coach Quinn Snyder has the Jazz playing hard every game, but they need to get more experience. Utah ranks 24th in the league in scoring at a little over ninety-five points on average. The betting odds under the total is 5-0 their last five on a day’s rest. Utah is 0-4 Against The Spread their last four against a team with a winning straight up winning record. The betting odds over the total is 14-6 the last twenty between the teams. The Utah Jazz is 2-2 ATS their last four at home, going over the betting odds total once and staying under three times. The key to a Utah win is to take advantage of a tired and weary Clippers team. Utah has to feed the post, getting the ball to Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter.
Free Pick: Utah+7.