Can the Los Angeles Clippers win their third straight game tonight in Salt Lake City? This NBA betting preview for the Clippers vs Jazz NBA Playoffs matchup will provide game info, betting trends, odds and a prediction for Game 5 of this series.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz Betting Preview and Prediction | NBA Playoffs
NBA Eastern Conference Round 2 NBA Playoffs Game 5 (Series tied 2-2)
Los Angeles Clippers (47-25, 21-15 Away) vs. Utah Jazz (52-20, 31-5 Home)
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Time: 10 pm EST
Venue: Vivinet Arena – Salt Lake City, UT
Paul George and Kawhi Leonard stepped up in a major way in Game 4. Both stars for the Clippers scored 31 points. Marcus Morris Sr. provided excellent support with 24 points of his own. However, a potential story for the Clippers is the injury Kawhi Leonard sustained to his knee after being fouled by Joe Ingles. Kawhi claimed to be okay after the game, but has now told the team that not only will he miss tonight’s game, but he may be out for the rest of the series.
For the Utah Jazz, road games have been a struggle all season. Rudy Gobert scored just 11 points on four field goal attempts. That is fine so long as he can impact the defensive side of the ball, but “The Super Spreader” only recorded eight rebounds and one block. Donovan Mitchell is taking care of business of the offensive end, so Gobert needs to pull his weight on defense.
NBA Betting Odds
Moneyline: LAC: (+240) | UTA: (-295)
Spread: LAC: +6.5 (-106) | UTA: -6.5 (-114)
Total: 224 – Over: (-110) I Under: (-110)
Clippers vs Jazz NBA Betting Trends
- LA Clippers are 6-2-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last nine games.
- LA Clippers are 5-11 straight up (SU) in their last 16 games against Utah.
- The total has hit the over in seven of Utah’s last nine games.
- Utah is 9-2 SU in its last 11 home games.
Clippers vs Jazz Prediction
This NBA prediction uses NumberFire’s probability model. They give Utah a 71.1% chance to win Game 5 of this NBA Playoffs matchup.
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