Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 6/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (+1.5)
The Los Angeles Clippers (47-25) play the Utah Jazz (52-20) at STAPLES Center on Saturday in Game 3 of their series. Utah leads 2-0. The spread on this game has Los Angeles as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 223.5.
The Jazz walked away with a win by a score of 117-111 in Game 2. Utah finished the game with a 55.3% field goal percentage (42 of 76) and knocked down 20 of their 39 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Jazz made 13 of their 21 tries for a percentage of 61.9%. Regarding rebounding, they collected 36 with 2 of them being offensive. They also doled out 15 assists for the game as well as forcing 11 turnovers and having 4 steals. In the matter of defending, Utah allowed 47.1% from the floor on 40 out of 85 shooting. Los Angeles totaled 19 assists and had 6 steals in the matchup. In addition, Los Angeles snagged 37 rebounds (7 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Los Angeles ended up going 87.0% at the free throw line by converting 20 of 23 attempts. They knocked down 11 of their 30 shots from beyond the arc.
Donovan Mitchell is a guy who was a major contributor for this game. He walked away with 37 points on 15 out of 29 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38:57 mins and pulled down 3 boards. Mitchell walked away from this one shooting 51.7% from the floor and also distributed 4 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Jazz was Joe Ingles. He snagged 4 rebounds in 32:43 min on the court. He ended up going 70.0% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 7-of-10 (19 points). Overall, Ingles accounted for 4 assists.
Utah will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 52-20 so far this season. They are averaging 116.4 points per contest (4th in basketball) while connecting on 46.8% from the field. The Jazz are hitting 38.9% on three-point shots (1,205 of 3,098) and 79.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Utah is pulling down 48.3 boards per game and has earned 1,703 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 23rd in the league in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.2 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.5 fouls per game. Defensively, the Jazz have forced 11.5 turnovers per game while drawing 19.0 fouls. The Jazz defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.7% (827 of 1,365) and they surrender 42.6 boards per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 1st in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,604 surrendered this year. They are giving up 34.1% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 3rd in basketball in points per game allowed (107.2).
In their Game 2 loss, the Clippers collected 30 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 37 for the contest. They turned the ball over 11 times, while recording 6 steals in the matchup. The Jazz were called for 23 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Clippers to the charity stripe for a total of 23 tries. They were able to convert 20 of the free throw tries for a rate of 87.0%. When discussing shots from downtown, Los Angeles made 11 out of their 30 attempts (36.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Clippers walked away from this one shooting 40 for 85 from the field which had them at 47.1%. The Clippers permitted the Jazz to knock down 42 of their 76 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 55.3% for the game. They went 51.3% from 3-point land via 20 of 39 and ended up going 13 out of 21 at the free throw line (61.9%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Los Angeles permitted Utah to snag 36 in total (2 on the offensive side).
Reggie Jackson was important for the Clippers in this contest. He made 11 out of 19 for the contest giving him a rate of 57.9%, and had 3 rebounds. Jackson tallied 29 points in his 36:08 mins on the hardwood and tallied 2 dimes in this game. One more player that ended up playing a role for Los Angeles was Paul George. He left the arena with 6 assists in his 43:36 minutes on the hardwood, and he knocked down 8 out of 18 from the floor. George ended up shooting 44.4% from the field while also contributing 27 points and 10 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss mark of 47-25 on the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Clippers are shooting 48.2% from the floor, which is ranked 5th in the league. Los Angeles has scored 8,209 points for the season (114.0 per contest) and they snag 44.2 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 24.4 times per contest (17th in basketball) and they cough up possession 13.2 times per game. The Clippers are responsible for committing 19.2 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 83.9% from the charity stripe. The Clippers defensively are ranked 4th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 107.8. They have forced 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.4% from the floor (13th in the league). The Los Angeles defense allows 35.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (833 of 2,341) and opponents are converting on 77.7% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 22.9 assists and 41.2 boards per game, which is ranked 3rd and 1st in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah (+1.5)
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