After Game 1 in the NBA semi-final, Utah Jazz leads 1-0 and are the money line favorites to make it 2-0. In the first match, the Clippers were leading comfortably at halftime but lost the 3rd quarter 32 – 19 and could never catch up.
Donovan Mitchell leads the way with a 43 point match and although he top-scored for the team Kawahi Leonards 23 (7 rebounds & 3 assists) wasn’t enough to seal a win. They will need the star man to step up in this match if they are to tie the 7 match series.
Our preview will cover the big match questions, team news, match preview, and our predicted score.
LA Clippers @ Utah Jazz: Big Game Questions
When is LA Clippers @ Utah Jazz taking place? Friday 10th June
Where is LA Clippers @ Utah Jazz being played? Vivint Smart Home Arean
What Channel is LA Clippers @ Utah Jazz on? USA – TNT, Canada TNS 4, UK – Sky Sports.
What are the money line odds for xx @ xx?
LA Clippers +130
Utah Jazz -150
What was the score in the last meeting? Jazz 112 – 109 Clippers
What are the teams over-under percentages?
LA Clippers Over 48.7% – Under 51.3%
Utah Jazz Over 49.4% – Under 50.6%
What are the team’s ATS records?
LA Clippers +0.5 ATS
Utah +1.9 ATS
LA Clippers @ Utah Jazz preview and prediction
This looks like an interesting match with the Clippers offering enough in the first match to give them plenty of hope here. They’ll need to work to stop Donovan Mitchel from throwing 40 points again!
LA Clippers Preview
For the Clippers to tie things up then Lenoward or George need to bring the heat. They were both a little off in match 1.
Leonard is ranked 18th overall in the ESPN ranking, 6 places above Utah Jazz star Mitchell. He needs to show that class. We’ve seen him in the playoffs before, for the Raptors, staring and we would really expect to see him step up in game 2.
He’s -120 to go over 27.5 points and this could be a good bet in the player props market. If you think he’ll bring his A-game then you can get up to +400 on him to go over 34.5 points.
Utah Jazz Preview
Utah will be looking to make the most of their superior 3 points shooting accuracy over the Clippers. They will be brimming with confidance after the first win.
They have now won the last 6 in a row against the Clippers with home-court advantage. The last 4 matches have all gone overs the line. Utah has covered the spread in 4 of these 6 wins with one against and one tie (-3 in game 1).
Head to Head Records
- LA Clippers have won 14 of the last 30 meetings covering the regular and post-season.
- Of these 13 have gone under, 16 over, and 1 on the line.
- The ATS record is 11-18-1 over these matches.
- Utah Jazz has won 7 of the last 10 head to head matches
- 3 matches have gone over, 6 under, and 1 on the line
- The ATS record is 3-6-1 for these 10 matches.
Home court advantage?
- Utah is 8-2 up in the last 10 against the Clippers with home-court advantage
LA Clippers 98 – 115 Utah Jazz