Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz prediction and betting tips (December 15)
Utah Jazz are on a seven-game winning streak as they host Los Angeles Clippers in their next NBA game. The Jazz haven’t beaten the Clippers in their last three meetings. Can they win this match?
Donovan Mitchell has been averaging around 25 points per game
Donovan Mitchell has been averaging around 25 points per game
by Paul Awoniyi Paul Awoniyi

The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Vivint Arena for their next NBA regular-season match against the Utah Jazz.

The match is scheduled to start at 10:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, 15 December 2021. The game time by GMT is 3:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 16. The match venue is Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City.

Latest odds on betting sites

The Los Angeles Clippers moneyline odds are priced at 4.50 (+350 American; 7/2 Fractional), while Utah Jazz moneyline odds are priced at 1.26 (-380; 5/19). This equals approximate probabilities of 22% against 78%, respectively.

Over/Under:

  • Over 216.5 points: 1.95 (-105; 20/21)
  • Under 222.5 points: 1.95 (-105; 20/21)

Spread:

  • Clippers +8.5: 1.98 (-102; 50/51)
  • Jazz -8.5: 1.98 (-102; 50/51)

Match preview and stats

The Los Angeles Clippers are fifth in the Western Conference standings with 16-12, 16 wins and 12 losses in total, and .571 Win%. The Clippers are 12-17 at home, 4-5 away and 6-4 in the last 10 games. Lob City are on a four-game winning streak.

They beat the Phoenix Suns 111-95 in their last match. The Clippers won the first and second halves and won three out of the four quarters. Q1 (27-21), Q2 (29-23), Q3 (23-25), Q4 (32-26), TOT (111-95). Marcus Morris Sr. led the Clippers with 24 points from 10-of-16 shooting, 11 rebounds and an assist. Followed by Reggie Jackson who had 19 points, three rebounds and two assists. Terance Mann added 17 points, nine rebounds and three assists.

Luke Kennard dropped 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Ivan Zubac made four blocks, two steals, five rebounds, eight points and an assist. Off the bench, Isaiah Hartenstein added 12 points, five rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and a steal. Eric Bledsoe also dropped 10 points, four assists and two steals off the bench.

Team statistics: 43/78 (55.1%) field goals, 9/21 (42.9%) three pointers, 16/23 (69.6%) free throws, 24 assists, 45 total rebounds, five steals, seven blocks, 16 turnovers, 20 fouls.

Los Angeles Clippers team news: Serge Ibaka, Kawhi Leonard and Jason Preston are unavailable due to injuries. Paul George is doubtful for this game.

Utah Jazz are third in the Western Conference table with 19-7, 19 wins and seven losses, and a .731 Win%. The Jazz are 9-4 at home, 10-3 away and 8-2 in their last 10 games. They are on a seven-game winning streak.

Utah won the Washington Wizards by 25 points (123-98) to get their seventh consecutive win. Q1 (228-24), Q2 (22-27), Q3 (31-18), Q4 (42-29), TOT (123-98). Donovan Mitchell led the way for the Jazz with 28 points from 10-of-20 shooting, four assists and two steals. Rudy Gobert posted a strong double-double of 20 points, 11 rebounds and a block. Bojan Bogdanovic has 16 points, four rebounds and an assist.

Mike Conley added 11 points, eight assists, four rebounds and a steal, while Royce O’Neale had three points, three rebounds and two assists. Off the bench, Hassan Whiteside chipped in a double-double 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting, 14 rebounds and four blocks, Jordan Clarkson had 11 points, three rebounds, five assists and a steal, while Joe Ingles had four points, four rebounds and three assists.

Team statistics: 48/93 (51.6%) field goals, 13/39 (33.3%) 3 pointers, 14/17 (82.4%) free throws, 28 assists, 49 total rebounds, five steals, five blocks, eight turnovers, 14 fouls.

Utah Jazz team news: Udoka Azubuike and Jared Butler are sidelined due to injuries.

Clippers vs Jazz H2H

The Los Angeles Clippers have won the previous three meetings against the Utah Jazz. They won 131-119 in the last meeting.

Key players and lineups

Los Angeles Clippers projected starting lineup:

  • Point guard: Reggie Jackson
  • Shooting guard: Luke Kennard
  • Small forward: Terance Mann
  • Power forward: Marcus Morris Sr.
  • Center: Ivan Zubac

Reggie Jackson is the key player to watch out for. This season, he’s averaging 17.6 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game and 4.0 assists per game. Jackson had 19 points, three rebounds, and two assists in the last game. His +/- was 24, the highest, same as Marcus Morris Sr.

Utah Jazz projected starting lineup:

  • Point guard: Mike Conley
  • Shooting guard: Donovan Mitchell
  • Small forward: Royce O’Neale
  • Power forward: Bojan Bogdanovic
  • Center: Rudy Gobert

Donovan Mitchell is the key player to watch out for. He’s averaging 24.8 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game and 5.0 assists per game this season. In the last match, Mitchell had the most points (28), with four assists and two steals.

Betting tips and prediction

The Clippers and the Jazz are in good form ahead of their game. The former is on a four-game winning streak, while the Latter is on a seven-game winning streak. Los Angeles did a good job to defeat the Phoenix Suns in their last game despite the injuries. Utah are feeling it right now and have a healthy team ahead of this match. Jazz beat the Wizards comfortably in their last match. They have the home advantage and are more suited to win this clash.

Betting prediction: Utah Jazz to win

Odds: 1.26 (-380 American; 5/19 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 216.5 points

Odds: 1.95 (-105 American; 20/21 Fractional)

Los Angeles Clippers — Utah Jazz
Won
Over 216.5 points
1.95
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