Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers - 6/18/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers - 6/18/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers (54-30) vs Utah Jazz (58-24)

Game Info: Friday, June 18, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers +2 -- Over/Under: 219.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers meet Friday in game six of the NBA Second Round Playoffs at the Staples Center. The Jazz need a win to save their season and force a game seven on Sunday. The Clippers will make their first conference final in franchise history with a victory here.

The Utah Jazz are averaging 116.7 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 116.4 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 31.6 points and 5.1 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 18.5 points and 1.6 assists. Mike Conley is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Clarkson is dishing 1.5 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 40.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 113.9 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 30.4 points and 7.7 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 25.9 points and 9.3 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 84.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 39.7 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 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 8-2 in Jazz last 10 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.

The Jazz should be disappointed in themselves after losing at home to the Clips without Kawhi. The Clippers earned some benefit of the doubt after already winning without their best player and PG13 looks to be turning the corner. There's some value with the home team and free bucket. However, the Jazz have been the best player in the league all season and I refuse to believe they're going to go out like this to an inconsistent Clippers team without Kawhi. The Jazz should win this game given the circumstances. Should being the key world, obviously. I'll lay the bucket.  

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Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz -2

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