Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz 1/1/2021 Odds Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz 1/1/2021 – The LA Clippers are looking like a team finding their strides sans their 52-point blowout loss. They will get tested once again facing the Utah Jazz on New Year’s Day this Friday on the road. This matchup will be held inside the closed-doors of the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah and it will be live via online live streaming on NBA League Pass. The Utah Jazz has been playing good basketball and even with the home-court advantage, this team is seen by NBA Vegas Odds as the underdogs to the surging LA Clippers who are led by Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz 1/1/2021
Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz 1/1/2021 Betting Odds
Los Angeles Clippers Betting
The Los Angeles Clippers brushed off their 52-point loss quickly by winning over their next two games by more than 20 points each. This team was able to conquer the Minnesota Timberwolves and fended off rival Portland Trail Blazers by 23 points, 123-105. Kawhi Leonard led the team with 28 points, seven assists, three rebounds, and three steals while Paul George tallied great numbers with 23 points, ten rebounds, seven assists, two steals, and four three-pointers. Lou Williams came off the bench with 15 points while three other players scored 11 points. This is the way Coach Tyronn Lue envisioned how the team should be playing.
Players to watch: K. Leonard SF 3 GP 3 GS 31.7 MIN 25 PTS 1 OR 2.3 DR 3.3 REB 5.7 AST 3 STL 0.7 BLK 1.7 TO 4.3 PF 3.4 AST/TO 28.52 PER
P. George SG 5 GP 5 GS 30.8 MIN 22.4 PTS 0 OR 5.8 DR 5.8 REB 5.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 4.4 TO 1.8 PF 1.3 AST/TO 23.08 PER
S. Ibaka PF 5 GP 5 GS 21.2 MIN 14 PTS 1 OR 5.6 DR 6.6 REB 2 AST 0.2 STL 1.2 BLK 0.8 TO 2.6 PF 2.5 AST/TO 25.15 PER.
Utah Jazz Betting
The Utah Jazz is still trying to find their rhythm as this team evened up their win-loss card at 2-2 to start the season. They fell to the Phoenix Suns in their most recent matchup by 11 points, 106-95. Donovan Mitchell led the charge with 22 points and six boards but shot a dismal 39% from the field. Rudy Gobert was on his usual double-double numbers but they needed more from Bojan Bogdanovic who only tallied 3 points in 28 minutes of gameplay. To add up to the bad luck, Jordan Clarkson went viral after shoving a referee and getting a technical foul out of it. The team has all positions filled up but it is just a matter of getting everyone on the right page.
Players to Watch: D. Mitchell SG 4 GP 4 GS 34.8 MIN 21 PTS 0.5 OR 2.8 DR 3.3 REB 4.5 AST 1.5 STL 0.5 BLK 2.8 TO 2 PF 1.6 AST/TO 12.41 PER
M. Conley PG 4 GP 4 GS 32.5 MIN 18.5 PTS 0.8 OR 5.3 DR 6 REB 4.8 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO 3.3 PF 1.9 AST/TO 18.14 PER
R. Gobert C 4 GP 4 GS 32 MIN 17 PTS 3.3 OR 11 DR 14.3 REB 2 AST 0.8 STL 1.5 BLK 2 TO 2.5 PF 1 AST/TO 26.76 PER.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz 1/1/2021 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Clippers
LA Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Utah is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games.
Los Angeles Clippers
Marcus Morris PF Knee is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Utah
Derrick Favors PF Knee is upgraded to probable Friday vs LA Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz Betting Picks
The Los Angeles Clippers are going to be hard to beat with a complete roster and the Utah Jazz are set to give them a good challenge. Clippers look like a team that came in the season with a well-oiled machine as Online Sportsbook sees them conquering the Jazz.
Moneyline: The Clippers are the favored team to win and they are at -125 while the Jazz is given +105.
ATS: It is just two points between both teams. Clippers own the -2 while the Jazz is on the other side with +2.
TOTALs: It is 223 on the total for both teams to reach with the Jazz going under and the Clippers are under.
Score Prediction: 115 – 104 Clippers