The Utah Jazz drops by the Crypto.com Arena to challenge the Clippers for a third and final time in the regular season. Head coach Quin Snyder already bagged two wins over the LA team earlier this season, but the string of losses leads us to believe that the Jazz might face more struggle this time around.
Utah is now on the brink of a five-game winning streak. On the other hand, the Clippers face struggles of their own with only two wins in the last ten games. This is an important game for the side as they fight for a guaranteed spot at the Play-In Tournament.
Get a full preview of the Jazz vs. Clippers game down below. Nitrobetting goes over the game’s important points, including event details, team and player stats, and the latest NBA betting odds. More than that, we share crucial betting trends and predictions that help you lock in on the best picks.
Jazz vs. Clippers Game Information
- When: Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
- Where: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
- TV: TNT
- Radio: KSL Radio 102.7 FM (Jazz) / 710 ESPNLA (Clippers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Jazz (-1.0) / Clippers (+1.0)
Why Bet on the Utah Jazz?
Although Utah’s performance dropped in the last few days, they still hold overwhelming numbers over the Clippers on offense. The Jazz average 113.3 points (sixth) per game on 47.0% shooting (fifth). They are decent free-throw shooters at 77.7% (15th) but are better shooters from the field. The team hits 56.6% of its two-point attempts (second) and 36.3% from downtown (eighth). Additionally, their offensive rebounding number of 10.6 boards (tenth) per game unlocks more second-point chances along the way.
Defensively, the Jazz remains competent on this side of the ball. They keep opponents to 107.6 points (tenth) per game on 45.3% shooting (11th). Defensive rebounding will play its part in this matchup, and the visitors do not fall short here. Utah records the fifth-best defensive rebounding record in the league at the moment, which should play a huge role against a competent rebounding Clippers squad.
Utah features multiple key players in the injury report, including Rudy Gobert (leg), Bojan Bogdanovic (calf), and Hassan Whiteside (foot). Gobert and Bogdanovic’s status will be announced before game time, while Whiteside is expected to be out until the end of the month.
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers?
The Clippers remain in a slump as they hope to end a five-game winning streak in the comfort of their home stadium. They recently fell in the hands of the 76ers in a blowout defeat of 25 points. However, the team gets more life as Paul George is hopeful to make a return on Tuesday night. The star forward sustained an elbow injury that put him out of action for over three months now, and the Clippers are in dire need of offensive firepower with a few games remaining on the calendar.
As a team, the Clippers have an underwhelming average of 106.7 points (26th) and a 45.3% shooting percentage (24th). But, they remain the sixth-best three-point shooting team in the league at 36.4%. LA can also utilize its free-throw shooting proficiency as the team hits 78.9% of its shots from the line (tenth).
Defense is where the Clippers can hold off the Jazz. The hosts limit their opponents to 108.3 points (11th) per game and 45.0% shooting (sixth). They have an effective two-point and three-point shooting defense that keeps teams to 51.3% (fourth) and 34.6% (11th), respectively.
Jazz vs. Clippers Betting Trends
- The Jazz is 1-4 in the last five road games (1-4 ATS).
- The Jazz is 5-5 in the last ten games against the Clippers (4-6 ATS).
- The totals went over in three of the Jazz’s last five games against the Clippers.
- The Clippers are 6-4 in the last ten games at Crypto.com Arena (5-5 ATS).
- The Clippers are 4-1 in the last five home games against the Jazz.
- The totals went under in three of the Clippers’ last five home games.
Jazz vs. Clippers Expert Betting Prediction
The Warriors struggle to gain some traction, and it doesn’t help that they lost to the Grizzlies twice in three contests this season. If Steve Kerr and the rest of the Dubs can recover from this slump, we expect the visitors to keep things close this time around. However, the advantage goes to Memphis on paper. They have had better results in the last few days and have plenty of momentum to go for a win. Ultimately, we look forward to an exciting bout between the No. 2 and No. 3 seed of the Western Conference.
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