Los Angeles Clippers at Utah Jazz 3/18/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions
The Los Angeles Clippers will travel on the road to Salt Lake City to face off against the Utah jazz on Friday for a tip off time of 9 PM Eastern. This game will not be nationally televised and will be available locally. Utah comes into this game with a record on the season of 43–26, and have won three out of their last five games coming against Portland, Sacramento, and against the Chicago Bulls at home by the score of 125–110. The two feeds for Utah came against San Antonio, and the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks by the score of 117–111.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a record on the season of 36–36, and have lost three out of their last five games coming against Atlanta, Cleveland in overtime, and most recently against the Toronto Raptors by the score of 103–100. The two victories for Los Angeles came on the road against Detroit, and at home against Washington by the score of 115–109.
Donovan Mitchell is the team leader for Utah in points per game averaging 25.5 with a field goal percentage of 44.9%, and a free throw percentage of 83.9%. Rudy Gobert is the team leader for Utah in rebounds per game averaging a staggering 14.7. Donovan Mitchell is the team leader in minutes per game average in 33.7.
Reggie Jackson is the team leader for Los Angeles in points per game averaging 17 on the season with a field goal percentage of 39.6%, and they free-throw percentage of 84%. Reggie Jackson is also the team leader in assists per game from the point guard position averaging 4.8, and is also averaging 31.3 minutes per game which is also good enough for the Los Angeles team lead.
The last time that Los Angeles traveled to Salt Lake City, they were defeated by the Utah Jazz easily by the score of 124–103. Donovan Mitchell had 27 points in the victory shooting 10 of 15 from the field hitting five of six of his free throws. Rudy Gobert had 17 rebounds in the game; and played 32 minutes. Another dominating performance is expected by Utah at home on Friday. Final Score Prediction: Utah Jazz win 118-99