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(1-0) Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers (0-1)
Western Conference Round 1: Game 2
Date: Tuesday April 18
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -8
NBA Betting Total: 195.5
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This first round game of the seven game series see the Jazz traveling to Los Angeles to face the Clippers.
The Jazz stole home court advantage by winning game 1 off of a game winner by Joe Johnson.
The Jazz stole away home court advantage in this series and look ready to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series.
Gordon Hayward had his best game of the season against Los Angeles, scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. The downside was the 5 turnovers he committed in the Jazz win.
I expect Hayward to have another big game but limit the turnovers to two or three.
The good news for Utah is that they won the game without starting center Rudy Gobert,m the bad news is that Gobert may miss a few games of the series due to a hyperextended knee.
If the NBA leader in blocks per game isn’t defending the paint, the CLippers will make the adjustments necessary to dominate inside.
Derrick Favors had a good game against the Clippers front line. The veteran big man scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in the win.
With Gobert out expect more of the same from Favors.
Joe Johnson made a clutch shot to give the Jazz the victory in Game 1, and he will be looked at as the #2 scoring option for the rest of the series, after getting 21 in game 1.
Los Angeles Clippers
Doc Rivers was asked if Chris Paul didn’t burn enough time before making the game tying shot in the closing seconds, and you would expect him to count on his veterans to make the same smart basketball plays.
The Clippers are looking to even up the series and I expect a major focus on attacking the rim with Gobert out.
Chris Paul had 25 points and 11 assists against the Jazz, and dominated his matchup against George Hill.
He should put up excellent numbers again as the Clippers look to avoid going into an 0-2 hole.
Blake Griffin put up a dominant performance against the Jazz. He scored 26 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in the loss. He will have plenty of opportunities to keep up the scoring pace against a weaker Jazz front line.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Jazz are 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
- Jazz are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Free Game 2 Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Prediction:
This game should be another close contest, but the Clippers will even up the series.
4* Free NBA Game 2 Betting Pick: Utah ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 101 – Utah 97
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