Utah Jazz vs LA Clippers Prediction NBA Picks 4/5/24

LA Clippers (47-28) vs Utah Jazz (29-47)

Game Info: Friday, April 5, 2024 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: LA Clippers / Utah Jazz --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Utah Jazz and LA Clippers meet Friday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Jazz vs Clippers prediction.

Utah Jazz Betting Preview

The Utah Jazz recently lost to the Timberwolves, Thunder, Mavericks, Rockets, Spurs, Kings and Cavaliers. The Utah Jazz are averaging 116.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 120.7 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 23.2 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Collin Sexton is averaging 18.8 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and John Collins is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 83.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 39.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.

LA Clippers Betting Preview

The LA Clippers recently beat the Hornets and Nuggets while losing to the Kings. The LA Clippers are averaging 116 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 23.7 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Paul George is averaging 22.6 points and 5.3 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The LA Clippers are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The LA Clippers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.

Los Angeles Clippers Player Facts

  • Ivica Zubac ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for FG% (64.5%) this season.
  • James Harden ranks 4th amongst qualified players for assists per game (8.5) this season.

Utah Jazz Player Facts

  • Collin Sexton ranks 10th amongst qualified Guards for FG% (49.4%) this season.
  • Keyonte George ranks 36th amongst qualified players for FT% (85.0%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Clippers are one of only two teams to record four or more wins when trailing by a margin of 10+ points at HT this season.
  • The Clippers are one of only three teams to win 10+ games when trailing after Q3 this season.
  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (29.8).
  • The Jazz rank 30th in the league for turnovers per game this season (15.7).

Jazz vs Clippers prediction

I'm not thrilled to get behind the Jazz with any confidence, as they're clearly in tank mode. The Clippers are also a win or two away from locking up a top-4 seed, so there's motivation to keep winning. However, the Clippers are on the end of a back to back and coming off a hard fought win over the Nuggets that came down to the final seconds. The Clippers also remain undermanned with Kawhi Leonard dealing with a knee injury. This is a massive line for a Clippers team that should have tired legs. It's Jazz or pass for me, but there are better options out there on a stacked Friday NBA card.

Randy’s Pick Utah Jazz +14

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