Clippers vs Jazz Prediction - NBA Picks 10/27/23
Utah Jazz (0-1) vs Los Angeles Clippers (1-0)
Game Info: Friday, October 27, 2023 at 9:30 pm (Delta Center)
Betting Odds: Utah Jazz +3.5 -- Over/Under: 230.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz meet Friday in NBA action at the Delta Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Preview
The Los Angeles Clippers look for another win after beating the Trail Blazers in their opener. The Los Angeles Clippers look for their fourth 2-0 start in the last 5 seasons. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 123 points on 52.2 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 27 points and 3 rebounds, while Kawhi Leonard is averaging 23 points and 5 rebounds. Ivica Zubac is the third double-digit scorer and Bones Hyland is dishing 3 assists. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 47.1 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
Utah Jazz Betting Preview
The Utah Jazz look for a win after losing their opener to the Kings. The Utah Jazz look to avoid their first 0-2 start since the 2014-15 season. The Utah Jazz are averaging 114 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 130 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 24 points and 4 rebounds, while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 19 points and 10 rebounds. John Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Collin Sexton is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 54 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers are the better team on paper and should be favored, but they're still a banged up team that also didn't play a lick of defense in their opener. If the Trail Blazers weren't the Trail Blazers, they could've easily lost their opening contest. The Utah Jazz showed flashes in their season opener, and I expect a better, more consistent effort on their home court. This should be a fun back and forth contest. Give me the Jazz and the free buckets.