If Utah loses, they could give up their No.4 spot in the Western Conference
Wins are vital to positioning right now, and the Utah Jazz must know this. They’ve taken a few losses lately, and now they’re close to losing their spot. They won’t be able to lose their way out of the playoffs, but they can get a worse matchup. This game against the Los Angeles Clippers will give them a chance to right the ship and get a win. However, the LA Clippers won’t make it easy on them.
The Clippers are in a tough spot right now, losing four of their last four games. The good news is they have quite the lead on the Pelicans and Lakers. Still, these losses are bad for morale as we near the NBA playoffs. The Clippers need to get a win over the Jazz here as well, but only one can win. Between these Western Conference rivals, which one is the best pick?
Game Preview: Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers, March 29
The Utah Jazz has a top-ten offense but hasn’t played like it in recent games. In a recent loss to the Boston Celtics, the Jazz scored just 97 points, well below their 113.89 average. With playoff implications on the line, the Jazz needs to find a way to beat the Clippers. They’ve been an unreliable team in recent games. However, they still might be the best bet between these two.
The Los Angeles Clippers have one of the worst offenses in the NBA, averaging just 106.78 points per game. They rank 25th in the NBA in this category, but it isn’t surprising that their offense is bad. They’re missing both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, their two best players. Still, they’ve found a way to earn a No.8 spot in the West and could be in the playoffs this year.
Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers Betting Prediction
These two teams faced each other very recently, and we’ll use this as a guide for this game. The Jazz came into the game in mid-March as 5.5-point favorites. The offense of the Utah Jazz quickly overwhelmed the Clippers and won the game, 121-92. The Clippers couldn’t keep up with the Jazz, and their defense couldn’t stop them. This will likely happen again on Tuesday.
The Jazz will more than likely come in as heavier favorites, though, so keep this in mind. We’ll take the Utah Jazz as long as the points spread doesn’t go over ten. They haven’t been great at the sportsbook this season, but they’re 2-1 ATS in recent games against the Clippers. Look for the Jazz to secure a much-needed win on the road over the Clippers on Tuesday.
Betting on the total in this game is a tough one. On one hand, the Jazz has an incredible offense. On the other, the Clippers won’t contribute much to the total. The last game between these two was set at 213.5, and it went well over. If you see a similar total, up to 218.5, we’d recommend betting the over.
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- All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.