The Western Conference semifinals kicked off this past Tuesday with Game 1 of the Clippers vs. Jazz series. At first, it seemed the Clippers were going to take the first game, as they dominated the scoreboard during the first half. That had a 13 point lead. But the second half, a complete different story.
You have to consider that the Clippers are just coming off a 7-game series against the Mavericks, compared to the Utah Jazz, who ended their Round 1 series in Game 5. You could tell that Los Angeles was struggling in the second half. The Jazz took them apart in the offense, reclaiming the lead and the win at the end of the buzzer.
With that, NitroBetting brings you all the information you need to lock in those winning picks for tonight’s Game 2 of the Clippers vs. Jazz series. Find the latest NBA odds along with crucial team and player data, timely betting trends, and our very own expert betting predictions. Don’t forget to check out for more Basketball betting odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook.
Clippers vs. Jazz Game 2 Information
- When: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
- Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: 710 ESPNLA (Clippers) // KZNS (Jazz)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Utah Jazz (-152) // O/U 224.0
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers?
The Clippers got off to a great start in Game 1. While the Jazz was having a hard time to get their groove, LA was putting together a 2202 run, shooting 11 of 23 shots from the three point line, making 47.*% of their shots from that distance. But, as we mentioned previously, that all went down hill when the second half arrived.
During that half only obtained, 5 of 19 shots for three point line, making that a 26.3% effectiveness rate. Plus, the defense didn’t hold up to the challenge against Donovan Mitchell, which we will get into later. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George could bring back the team to a better spot if they get those buckets in. They had a decent performance in Game 1 and will to bring double the effort for Game 2.
Why Bet on the Utah Jazz?
With the loss of point guard Mike Conley due to injury, the Jazz was already heading into this game with a disadvantage. But maybe home field advantage will play its part, which it did, but until the very end. They struggled throughout the first half with their shooting, not finding a groove until much later in the game.
Donovan Mitchell’s efforts helped the team gain the victory, scoring a total of 45 points with 16 of 30 shots made, giving a expected rate of 53.3%. The second half was better for him, fighting to score in the paint, getting 7 of 11 shots in, and getting a 10-2 run during the third quarter. Expect to see the same from Mitchell tonight, as he might be on a roll.
Clippers vs. Jazz Betting Trends
- The Clippers are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 games.
- The Clippers are 4-2 SU in the last 6 games.
- The totals have gone under in 4 of LA Clippers’ last 5 games.
- The Jazz are 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 games.
- The Jazz are 5-0 SU in the last 5 games.
- The totals have gone over 5 of Utah’s last 6 games.
Clippers vs. Jazz Expert Betting Prediction
The Clippers aren’t down and out yet, but must get it together if they want any hopes of staying the playoffs. Their offense has plenty of power, but there needs to be more action from other players in defense to compliment that. The Jazz know how to get the win and had the advantage of seeing their performance in Game 1. So they know where Los Angeles can fall. If they keep a strong offense, it will be hell for the Clippers.
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