Los Angeles Clippers at Utah Jazz - 6/10/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Utah Jazz (57-21) vs Los Angeles Clippers (51-29)
Game Info: Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -3 -- Over/Under: 221 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz meet Thursday in game two of the NBA Second Round Playoffs at the Vivint Arena. The Clippers look for a win to even up the series at 1-1. The Jazz look for another win to take a solid 2-0 series lead.
The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 110.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 31 points and 7.8 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 23.1 points and 9.1 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 84.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.
The Utah Jazz are averaging 121.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 31.8 points and 5.6 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 18.5 points and 1.3 assists. Bojan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Conley is dishing 8.6 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 84.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Jazz are 26-12 ATS in their last 38 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Jazz last 6 overall. The Clippers are 8-21-1 ATS in the last 30 meetings in Utah and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Right when it looked like the Clippers were turning the corner and figured things out, they return to their inconsistent ways. The Clippers have no chance in this series if Paul George continues to struggle from the field. The Jazz are too deep and too balanced of a team to lose to a team not playing its best. We're not being asked to lay anything crazy here. The Jazz have been money both SU and ATS all season.
Give me the Jazz and the small chalk.