Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 6/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (+5)
STAPLES Center is the site where and the Los Angeles Clippers (47-25) will take on the Utah Jazz (52-20) on Monday in Game 4 of their series. Utah leads 2-1. Los Angeles opens this contest as 5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 223.5.
The Jazz walked away from Game 3 with a loss by a score of 132-106. Utah ended with a 42.9% field goal percentage (36 out of 84) and made 19 of their 44 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Jazz knocked down 15 of 17 shots for a percentage of 88.2%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they compiled 38 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 15 dimes for the contest as well as creating 9 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In the matter of defense, Utah allowed the other team to go 56.2% from the floor on 50 out of 89 shooting. Los Angeles distributed 21 dimes and had 6 steals for the contest. In addition, Los Angeles pulled down 41 rebounds (10 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 1 block. Los Angeles walked away from this one shooting 81.3% when shooting free throws by converting 13 of 16 shots. They also buried 19 out of their 36 shots from downtown.
Donovan Mitchell is one guy who was a contributor in this contest. He ended up finishing with 30 points on 11 of 24 shooting. He played 32:20 minutes played and also grabbed 5 rebounds. Mitchell finished the game shooting 45.8% from the floor and recorded 4 dimes. One more player that played a role in the matchup for the Jazz was Joe Ingles. He totaled 4 rebounds in his 28:16 min on the hardwood. He finished the game at 54.5% from the field for the contest by hitting 6-of-11 (19 points). When the final whistle blew, Ingles totaled 2 assists.
Utah heads into this contest with a record of 52-20 on the year. They turn it over 14.2 times per game and as a squad are committing 18.5 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Utah is collecting 48.3 boards per game and has tallied 1,703 dimes this year, which is 23rd in the league in terms of passing. The Jazz are hitting 38.9% on shots from downtown (1,205 of 3,098) and 79.9% from the free throw line. They average 116.4 points per game (4th in the league) while going 46.8% from the field. When they are on defense, the Jazz are forcing their opponents into 11.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.0 fouls. The Jazz defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.7% (827 of 1,365) and they surrender 42.6 boards per game as a group. They are 1st in basketball in giving up assists with 1,604 surrendered this season. They are giving up 34.1% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 3rd in the league in PPG from their opponents (107.2).
In their Game 3 win, the Clippers pulled down 31 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 41 in this contest. They gave up possession 9 times, while getting 6 steals for the contest. The Jazz earned 22 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Clippers to the charity stripe for 16 shots. They were able to make 13 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 81.3%. In regard to three-point shots, Los Angeles buried 19 of 36 tries (52.8%). In all, the Clippers shot 50 for 89 from the floor which had them sitting at 56.2%. The Clippers allowed the Jazz to convert 36 of their 84 tries from the field which had them sitting at 42.9% for this contest. They went 43.2% from beyond the perimeter by going 19 out of 44 and ended up shooting 15 of 17 from the free throw line (88.2%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Los Angeles allowed Utah to pull down 38 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Kawhi Leonard ended up being a factor for the Clippers in the matchup. He converted 14 of 24 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and totaled 12 rebounds. Leonard totaled 34 points in his 37:52 mins on the court and had 5 dimes in the matchup. Someone else that played a role for Los Angeles was Paul George. He finished with 5 dimes in 37:59 mins played, and he knocked down 12 out of 24 from the floor. George ended up shooting 50.0% from the field while also collecting 31 points and 3 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a record of 47-25 for the season. The Clippers have committed 19.2 personal fouls per game while shooting 83.9% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 24.4 times per contest (17th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.2 times per game. Los Angeles has scored 8,209 points this season (114.0 per contest) and they pull in 44.2 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Clippers are connecting on 48.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 5th in basketball. The Clippers on defense are ranked 4th in the league in PPG allowed with 107.8. The Los Angeles defense concedes 35.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (833 of 2,341) and opponents are knocking down 77.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 22.9 dimes and 41.2 rebounds every game, which is 3rd and 1st in basketball. They are able to force 12.8 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.4% from the field (13th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah (+5)
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