Basketball betting has the Clippers and Jazz meeting for the second time this week as the teams play on Saturday in Utah.
The Clippers won 108-104 on Monday in NBA betting against the Jazz. This is likely to be a much different result as the Jazz are tough at home and the Clippers are in the second half of a back-to-back as they hosted Oklahoma City last night.
Basketball betting may have seen the Clippers win earlier this week against the Jazz but it was a rare win for Los Angeles. Even with that victory they are still only 2-8 both straight up and against the basketball betting odds in their last 10 games against Utah. The Clippers are almost never competitive at Utah as they have been blown out in their last five trips. The Jazz have won by 13, 21, 22, 20 and 18 points. Four of the last six games in this series have gone under the NBA betting total.
The Clippers have not been a good team on the road this season. They are 12-18 versus the basketball betting odds in away games this season. The Clippers have the talent to compete as they proved earlier this week when they beat the Jazz. Chris Kaman has had an excellent year for the Clippers and there are other players who can make an impact for Los Angeles. Eric Gordon and Baron Davis are capable of scoring and having big games. Even Drew Gooden and Rasual Butler can provide support. Overall though, the Clippers are still poor offensively as NBA betting stats indicate, as they ranked 27th in the league.
Utah has been a solid team this season in basketball betting at home and on the road. The Jazz are a very profitable 20-10-2 vs. the NBA betting odds in home games. Utah is 7th in the league on offense and they can put points on the board. That has resulted in many of their games going over the basketball betting total. 19 of their 32 home games this season have gone over the basketball betting total. Carlos Boozer leads the team in scoring and he is supported by a number of players including Deron Williams, Paul Millsap and Andrei Kirilenko. Utah has proven they are a serious playoff contender and a team that could get out of the first round this year.