Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 6/18/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-2)
The Utah Jazz (52-20) are headed to STAPLES Center on Friday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Clippers (47-25). The line on this matchup has Utah as 2-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 218.5.
The Jazz took a loss by a final of 119-111 in Game 5. Utah finished the contest with a 45.0% field goal percentage (36 of 80) and made 20 of their 54 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Jazz buried 19 of 27 attempts for a rate of 70.4%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 36 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 15 dimes in this contest as well as creating 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. In terms of defending, Utah let their opponent shoot 51.3% from the field on 41 out of 80 shooting. Los Angeles totaled 17 assists and had 11 steals for the contest. Moreover, Los Angeles grabbed 39 rebounds (8 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 1 block. Los Angeles ended up shooting 84.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 21 of their 25 attempts. They also converted 16 out of their 40 attempts from 3-point land.
Bojan Bogdanovic is a player who was a factor for the game. He ended up scoring 32 points on 10 out of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 38:36 minutes and snagged 3 rebounds. Bogdanovic walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor but had no assists when the game ended. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Jazz was Donovan Mitchell. He grabbed 5 rebounds in his 38:08 minutes on the basketball court. He walked away from this one shooting 31.6% from the floor for this contest by shooting 6-of-19 (21 points). When all was said and done, Mitchell had accumulated 5 assists.
Utah will play this contest with a record of 52-20 on the season. They are turning it over 14.2 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.5 fouls per game. As a team, Utah is collecting 48.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,703 dimes on the year, which ranks 23rd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Jazz are connecting on 38.9% on three-point shots (1,205 of 3,098) and 79.9% from the free throw line. They average 116.4 points per contest (4th in the league) while hitting 46.8% from the field. On defense, the Jazz are able to force 11.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They are surrendering 34.1% on three-point shots while they are 3rd in the league in points per game allowed (107.2). The Jazz defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.7% (827 of 1,365) and they relinquish 42.6 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 1st in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,604 surrendered for the year.
In their Game 5 win, the Clippers were able to corral 31 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 39 in this game. They turned the ball over 10 times, while getting 11 steals for the contest. The Jazz were called for 21 personal fouls for this contest which took the Clippers to the free throw line for 25 shots. They were able to bury 21 of them for a rate of 84.0%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Los Angeles buried 16 of their 40 tries (40.0%). Overall, the Clippers ended up going 41 out of 80 from the field which had them sitting at 51.3%. The Clippers allowed the Jazz to convert 36 of their 80 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 45.0% in the matchup. They shot 37.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 20 out of 54 and finished the contest at 19 out of 27 from the charity stripe (70.4%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Los Angeles allowed Utah to snag 36 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Paul George ended up being a major contributor for the Clippers for this game. He converted 12 of 22 for this contest for a rate of 54.5%, and added 16 rebounds. George tallied 37 points in his 40:25 minutes of playing time and accounted for 5 dimes for this game. One more player that was important for Los Angeles was Marcus Morris. He finished with 2 dimes in his 40:25 mins on the court, and he shot 10 of 16 from the floor. Morris ended up shooting 62.5% from the field as well as earning 25 points and 2 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 47-25 so far this year. As an offense, the Clippers are shooting 48.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 5th in the league. Los Angeles has scored 8,209 points on the year (114.0 per game) and they grab 44.2 boards per game. They are earning an assist 24.4 times per contest (17th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.2 times per contest. The Clippers have committed 19.2 fouls per game and they go 83.9% from the free throw line. The Clippers on the defensive end are ranked 4th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 107.8. They allow 22.9 assists and 41.2 boards every game, which ranks them 3rd and 1st in the NBA. The Los Angeles defense gives up 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc (833 of 2,341) and opponents are making 77.7% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game and allow 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 (-2)
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