Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers - 6/14/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (52-30) vs Utah Jazz (58-22)
Game Info: Monday, June 14, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers meet Monday in game four of the NBA Second Round Playoffs at the Staples Center. The Jazz look for a win to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. The Clippers look for another win to even up the series at 2-2.
The Utah Jazz are averaging 119 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 115.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 32.3 points and 5.1 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 18.6 points and 1.6 assists. Mike Conley is the third double-digit scorer and Bojan Bogdanovic is dishing 1.4 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 41.2 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 113 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 30.3 points and 7.8 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 24.3 points and 8.6 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 84.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 39.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.
The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The over is 7-1 in Jazz last 8 overall. The under is 17-8-1 in Clippers last 26 overall. The Jazz are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Los Angeles and 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
We're getting free points with the Jazz who have been the best team all season and are 47-33 against the spread. The Clippers have shown they play their best with their backs against the wall, but they're also inconsistent as all hell. Right when it looks like the Clippers have turned the corner, they fall on their face. The Jazz are still the better team here and are a lot easier to trust. I'll take my chances with the free points.