The Utah Jazz have not played in six days. Will they be rusty against the already battle-tested Los Angeles Clippers? This NBA betting preview for the Clippers vs Jazz NBA Playoffs matchup will provide game info, betting trends, odds and a prediction for Game 1 of this series.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz Betting Preview and Prediction | NBA Playoffs
NBA Eastern Conference Round 2 NBA Playoffs Game 1
Los Angeles Clippers (47-25, 21-15 Away) vs. Utah Jazz (52-20, 31-5 Home)
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Time: 10 pm EST
Venue: Vivinet Arena – Salt Lake City, UT
The Utah Jazz stumbled early in their series against the Memphis Grizzlies. But once Donovan Mitchell returned, the Jazz found a spark in their offense. In their wins, the Jazz averaged 127 points per game. Now, the Jazz look like a well-oiled machine. With a 31-5 regular season record in Utah, there is no better team than the Jazz at home this season.
For the Los Angeles Clippers, all hands will need to be on deck to defeat the Jazz. In Game 7 against the Mavericks, a total of seven different Clippers scored in double figures. To beat a defense as tough as what the Jazz have to offer, the Clippers will need contributions from their starters and bench alike.
NBA Betting Odds
Moneyline: LAC: (+146) | UTA: (-174)
Spread: LAC: +4 (-110) | UTA: -4 (-110)
Total: 221.5 – Over: (-108) I Under: (-112)
Clippers vs Jazz NBA Betting Trends
- LA Clippers are 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last five games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 13 of LA Clippers’ last 19 games.
- LA Clippers are 4-1 straight up (SU) in their last five games.
- Utah is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games.
- The total has gone OVER in five of Utah’s last five games.
- Utah is 6-1 SU in its last seven games.
Clippers vs Jazz Prediction
This NBA prediction uses NumberFire’s probability model. They give Utah a 71.2% chance to win Game 1 of this NBA Playoffs matchup.