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(1-1) Los Angeles vs. Utah Jazz (1-1)
Western Conference Round 1: Game 3
Date: Friday April 21
Time: 10:00PM EST
Venue: Vivint Home Arena, Salt Lake City Utah
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 197
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This first round game of the seven game series see the Clippers traveling to Salt Lake to face the Jazz.
The Clippers were able to even the series and head into Utah looking to take a hold of the series.
Los Angeles Clippers
With Rudy Gobert out of the starting lineup, the Clippers pounded the ball in the paint all game long.
DeAndre Jordan shot an amazing 9-11 from the floor to finish with 18 points and also pulled down 15 rebounds. This should be the strategy the Clippers use as long as Gobert is sidelined with his bone bruise.
Blake Griffin also had an excellent night shooting the ball and attacking the paint. The All-Star forward finished with 21 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Chris Paul dominated George Hill again, finishing with another double double, scoring 21 points and dishing out 10 assists. There’s no reason to expect Paul to slow down, and a third straight double double is basically guaranteed at this point.
Gobert being out of the lineup leaves a huge void for the Jazz and they don’t have the talent to matchup with the Clippers big men. After scoring in the paint at will in Game 2 the Clippers will continue that attack in Game 3.
Gordon Hayward had a poor shooting night and surprisingly wasn’t very aggressive against the Clippers. In a critical game he was just 5-15 from the floor to finish with 20 points.
Pedestrian games like this will not get the Jazz into the second round.
Hayward will need to take at least 20 attempts in order for Utah to have a shot at winning game three. A balanced attack won’t work with Gobert out of the lineup.
Derrick Favors hasn’t done much on the defensive end, but he is putting up numbers on the offensive side of the ball, scoring 13 points and grabbing 7 rebounds for Utah.
Look for Favors to continue his good scoring burst and reach double digits against Jordan and Griffin.
If the Jazz can’t find someway to protect the paint it will be a long night for their big men, and could lead to a blowout.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Jazz are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Jazz are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Under is 4-0 in Clippers last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Under is 4-0 in Jazz last 4 vs. NBA Pacific.
Free Game 3 Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
This game will be an easy win for the Clippers.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 106 – Utah 100
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