Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz 6/8/2021 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz 6/8/2021 – The Los Angeles Clippers battled their way out of mediocrity against the Dallas Mavericks and they are now in the second round. They are going up against the team with the best record in the NBA and visit the Utah Jazz this Tuesday, June 8. Game 1 is happening this Tuesday, June 8 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. The live television broadcast will be handled by TNT and the telecast begins at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the online live stream from their homes. The Utah Jazz are expected in NBA betting lines to take Game 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz 6/8/2021
Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz 6/8/2021 Betting Odds
Los Angeles Clippers Betting
The Los Angeles Clippers have survived a very rare sequence of events during their series against the Dallas Mavericks in seven games. Kawhi Leonard showcased his championship pedigree doing 47 points in the rubber match and his leadership is expected to come out in this series against the Utah Jazz. Paul George has been doing well and erasing the ‘Pandemic P’ mark providing 23.6 points during the last series. This team still needs to address the glaring lack of interior presence and with Serge Ibaka still out, Ivica Zubac should step up and challenge Rudy Gobert.
Players to watch: K. Leonard SF 7 GP 7 GS 40.7 MIN 32.1 PTS 1.9 OR 6 DR 7.9 REB 4.6 AST 2.3 STL 1 BLK 2.4 TO 2.6 PF 1.9 AST/TO 27.92 PER
P. George SG 7 GP 7 GS 40.7 MIN 23.6 PTS 1 OR 8 DR 9 REB 5.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.9 BLK 3.1 TO 3.6 PF 1.8 AST/TO 16.5 PER
R. Jackson PG 7 GP 5 GS 30 MIN 15.4 PTS 0.4 OR 3 DR 3.4 REB 2.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.1 BLK 1.4 TO 2.6 PF 1.9 AST/TO 12.45 PER.
Utah Jazz Betting
The Utah Jazz have worked hard for the past season to earn the best record in the NBA and they should maximize home court advantage. After losing Game 1 in the first round against the Memphis Grizzlies, Donovan Mitchell returned to the roster and never lost again to advance to the next round. Jordan Clarkson has been the team’s best scorer and he comes off the bench with 18.6 points. Bojan Bogdanovic adds spacing and keeps the defense around the Jazz very honest. Rudy Gobert should take advantage of the Clippers lack of interior presence and he should be the x-factor in this series.
Players to Watch: D. Mitchell SG 4 GP 4 GS 30 MIN 28.5 PTS 0.3 OR 2.8 DR 3 REB 5.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 2.8 TO 1.8 PF 2.1 AST/TO 23.21 PER
J. Clarkson PG 5 GP 0 GS 25.2 MIN 18.6 PTS 0.6 OR 2.6 DR 3.2 REB 1.4 AST 0.6 STL 0.6 BLK 2.8 TO 1.2 PF 0.5 AST/TO 12.78 PER
B. Bogdanovic SF 5 GP 5 GS 33 MIN 18.4 PTS 0.6 OR 4.2 DR 4.8 REB 1.6 AST 1.2 STL 0 BLK 2.6 TO 1.4 PF 0.6 AST/TO 13.27 PER.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz 6/8/2021 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Clippers
LA Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Utah are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Los Angeles Clippers
Serge Ibaka PF Back is downgraded to OUT Tuesday & Thursday vs Utah
Mike Conley PG Hamstring left last game, is “?” Tuesday vs LA Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz Betting Picks
The Utah Jazz is complete in every position and that includes a good bench to add support. The LA Clippers are coming in Game 1 as the underdogs and will be the riskier bet as seen in the online sportsbook because of the lack of rest from the previous series.
Moneyline: The Clippers are handed an ML of +130 if they pull a Game 1 victory while the Jazz is at -150.
ATS: It is just three points on the ATS for this game with the Clippers getting the +3 while the Jazz is -3.
TOTALs: 221 points is the total for this matchup with the Jazz going under while the Clippers are over.
Score Prediction: 112 – 107, Jazz