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LA Clippers at Utah Jazz 6/8/21 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Utah Jazz vs LA Clippers Odds & Info

Game Utah Jazz vs LA Clippers
Date & Time Tuesday June 8, 2021, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Vivint Arena Salt Lake City, UT
Latest odds
UTA -4.5 Total 221
TV Channel
TNT

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Clippers visit the Utah Jazz for Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals best-of-seven series. The Clippers reached the semifinals by defeating the Dallas Mavericks 4-3 in their first-round series. The Clippers eliminated Dallas with a 126-111 victory on Sunday in the seventh and deciding game. Kawhi Leonard was the leading scorer for Los Angeles with 28 points and the Clippers were able to overcome a 46-point performance by Luka Doncic.

During the postseason, the leading scorer for Los Angeles is Kawhi Leonard with an average of 32.8 points per game, while Paul George is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 23.8 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Rajon Rondo is the leader in assists with an average of 5.0 assists per game. The Clippers have three players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team are scoring an average of 108.7 points per game. Serge Ibaka is questionable for Tuesday.

Utah reached the conference semifinals with a 4-1 victory in their best-of-seven series against the Memphis Grizzlies. Utah opened the postseason with a loss to Memphis and went on to win each of the next four games of the series to eliminate the Grizzlies. Utah point guard Mike Conley is listed as day-to-day with a slight hamstring strain and is the only player for Utah that might miss Tuesday’s series opener. 

During the postseason, Donovan Mitchell is the leading scorer for Utah with an average of 28.5 points per game, while the second leading scorer is Jordan Clarkson with an average of 18.6 points per game. Rudy Gobert is leading Utah in rebounds with an average of 13.0 rebounds per game and Mike Conley is the assists leader with an average of 8.6 per game. Utah has six players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 123.4 points per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Los Angeles is 4-1 ATS in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Clippers last 6 at the underdog
  • Utah is 5-2 in its last 7 as the favorite at home
  • The OVER has cashed in each of the Jazz last 5

Free NBA Pick:

under 221

Utah will defeat the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday in Game 1, but the play here is UNDER. The UNDER cashed in two of the three matchups between Utah and Los Angeles during the regular season. In addition, the UNDER has cashed in four of the last six between the two Western Conference rivals. The Clippers are coming off a series against Dallas in which the UNDER cashed in each of the final three games. Utah finished the regular season fifth in the NBA in points allowed, while Los Angeles finished sixth. Final Score Prediction, Utah Jazz win but our best play is UNDER 111-108.

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