The Utah Jazz held on in a close Game 1. Can they do it again in Game 2? This NBA betting preview for the Clippers vs Jazz NBA Playoffs matchup will provide game info, betting trends, odds and a prediction for Game 2 of this series.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz Betting Preview and Prediction | NBA Playoffs
NBA Eastern Conference Round 2 NBA Playoffs Game 2 (UTA leads 1-0)
Los Angeles Clippers (47-25, 21-15 Away) vs. Utah Jazz (52-20, 31-5 Home)
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Time: 10 pm EST
Venue: Vivinet Arena – Salt Lake City, UT
The Utah Jazz almost lost their second consecutive Game 1 in the NBA Playoffs. If not for Rudy Gobert blocking Marcus Morris’ game-tying attempt, we could be having a very different conversation today. The Jazz were largely led by Donovan Mitchell once again. Mitchell went for 45 points in the victory. He also collected five assists.
For the Clippers, they need to be taken a little more seriously. They were close to winning the game, despite Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combining for 43 points on 13-36 shooting from the field. Perhaps the most perplexing aspect of this game was the decision the Clippers made to not start Ivica Zubac against Rudy Gobert. The Clippers believed they could cause matchup problems for the Utah Jazz by playing small-ball. The strategy nearly worked, but it does potentially limit their ability to grab offensive rebounds.
NBA Betting Odds
Moneyline: LAC: (+128) | UTA: (-152)
Spread: LAC: +3 (+108) | UTA: -3 (-112)
Total: 221 – Over: (-108) I Under: (-112)
Clippers vs Jazz NBA Betting Trends
- LA Clippers are 4-1-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last six games.
- The total has gone UNDER in four of LA Clippers’ last five games.
- Utah is 4-0-1 ATS in its last five games.
- The total has gone OVER in five of Utah’s last six games.
Clippers vs Jazz Prediction
This NBA prediction uses NumberFire’s probability model. They give Utah a 71.1% chance to win Game 2 of this NBA Playoffs matchup.
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