Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 6/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+3)
Vivint Arena is the venue where and the Utah Jazz (52-20) will play the Los Angeles Clippers (47-25) on Thursday in Game 2 of their series. Los Angeles opens this game as 3-point underdogs. The total has been set at 221.
The Clippers went home with a loss by a final score of 112-109 in Game 1. Los Angeles walked away from the contest having earned a 42.4% FG percentage (36 out of 85) and knocked down 16 out of their 42 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Clippers made 21 of their 24 tries for a rate of 87.5%. In reference to rebounding, they compiled 42 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 22 dimes for this contest while creating 7 turnovers and earning 3 steals. In the matter of defense, Los Angeles allowed 40.7% from the floor on 37 of 91 shooting. Utah doled out 18 assists and had 5 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Utah grabbed 46 rebounds (12 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Utah finished the contest at 80.8% from the charity stripe by burying 21 of 26 tries. They also knocked down 17 of their 50 tries from three-point range.
Kawhi Leonard is a guy who played a role for the matchup. He racked up 23 points on 9 of 19 shooting. He played for 35:57 mins played and pulled down 7 boards. Leonard finished 47.4% from the floor and dished out 3 assists. An additional guy that had an impact in the game for the Clippers was Paul George. He had 10 rebounds in 37:00 minutes on the basketball court. He finished 23.5% from the floor in the game via 4-of-17 (20 points). In all, George totaled 2 assists.
Los Angeles will play this game with a record of 47-25 this season. They turn it over 13.2 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.2 fouls per game. As a unit, Los Angeles is snagging 44.2 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,756 dimes on the campaign, which is 17th in the league in terms of passing. The Clippers are shooting 41.1% on shots from distance (1,027 of 2,498) and 83.9% from the charity stripe. They average 114.0 pts per contest (10th in the NBA) while connecting on 48.2% from the field. Defensively, the Clippers are forcing 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.1 fouls. They are currently ranked 3rd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,650 surrendered so far this season. The Clippers defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.4% (925 of 1,303) and they relinquish 41.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They give up 35.6% from beyond the arc and they rank 4th in basketball in PPG allowed (107.8).
In their Game 1 win, the Jazz pulled down 34 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 46 for this game. They coughed it up 7 times, while recording 5 steals in the game. The Clippers committed 24 personal fouls for this contest which took the Jazz to the charity stripe for 26 shots. They were able to make 21 of them for a rate of 80.8%. With regard to three-point attempts, Utah buried 17 out of their 50 attempts (34.0%). When all was said and done, the Jazz ended up going 37 out of 91 from the field which had them sitting at 40.7%. The Jazz allowed the Clippers to knock down 36 of 85 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 42.4% in this contest. They finished 38.1% from downtown by shooting 16 of 42 and finished the game at 21 out of 24 from the charity stripe (87.5%). With respect to team rebounding, Utah allowed Los Angeles to snag 42 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Donovan Mitchell ended up being important for the Jazz in this contest. He made 16 out of 30 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and had 3 rebounds. Mitchell scored 45 points in his 36:52 minutes on the court and earned 5 dimes in the matchup. Another guy who came through for Utah was Bojan Bogdanovic. He finished with 1 assist in 37:59 minutes played, and he knocked down 6 out of 14 from the floor. Bogdanovic ended the game having shot 42.9% from the field as well as notching 18 points and 5 rebounds.
Utah has a win-loss mark of 52-20 so far this year. The Jazz are committing 18.5 fouls every game and they hit 79.9% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.7 times per game (23rd in basketball) and they are giving up possession 14.2 times per contest. Utah has totaled 8,382 points this year (116.4 per game) and they average 48.3 boards per game. As an offense, the Jazz are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which ranks 16th in basketball. The Jazz defensively are ranked 3rd in the NBA in PPG given up with 107.2. They have given up 22.3 dimes and 42.6 rebounds per game, which ranks them 1st and 7th in the league. The Utah defense gives up 34.1% on shots from beyond the arc (783 of 2,293) and opponents are making 76.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 11.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (2nd in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Utah (-3) and over 221 points
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