Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers - 6/12/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers - 6/12/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers (51-30) vs Utah Jazz (58-21)

Game Info: Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Staples Center)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 223 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers meet Saturday in game three of the NBA Second Round Playoffs at the Staples Center. The Jazz look for another win to take an overwhelming 3-0 series lead. The Clippers need a win here to have a chance of getting back in this series.

The Utah Jazz are averaging 120.9 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 32.7 points and 5.3 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 19.3 points and 1.4 assists. Bojan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Conley is dishing 8.6 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 40.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 110.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 29.9 points and 7.3 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 23.6 points and 9.2 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 84.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 39.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.

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The Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite. The over is 6-1 in Jazz last 7 overall. The under is 17-7-1 in Clippers last 25 overall. The Jazz are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

We should get the best performance from the Clippers in this series, and we've already seen them bounce back from an 0-2 deficit against the Mavericks. However, the Jazz have been the best team in the league this season and have been money making machines all year. You don't get these prices with the Jazz very often. Even if the Clippers should win this game, the value is with the Jazz and the free buckets.

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Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz +4.5

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