The Utah Jazz (23-5) will be squaring off against the Los Angeles Clippers (21-8) on Wednesday night at 10 p.m. ET in the legendary arena of the Staples Center. Below, I will be sharing with you my Jazz vs Clippers betting pick and predictions for what should be a highly competitive matchup Wednesday night.
Jazz vs Clippers Betting Odds, Spreads, and Lines
Last updated: 10:23 a.m.
Moneyline: Jazz (-170), Clippers (+145)
Against the spread: Jazz -4 (-107), Clippers +4 (+107)
Over/Under: O 226.5 (-110), U 226.5 (-110)
- Mike Conley (Hamstring) – ruled out of Monday’s game vs. the 76ers
- Paul George (Foot) – ruled out of Monday’s game vs. the Heat
- Kawhi Leonard (Leg) – ruled out of Monday’s game vs. the Heat, questionable tonight
The Clippers are 2-1 when playing without their two all-stars so far this season. Dominating the Cleveland Cavaliers last Sunday with a commanding 128-111 victory is reassuring. The following night they came up clutch in the final minutes of the game defeating the Miami Heat 125-118.
With Kawhi and George Injured, Who’s Leading the Team?
The Clippers have been without their two all-stars for the past 2 games, but that isn’t stopping them from pulling out the win when the final buzzer sounds. With Kawhi averaging 26.7 points per game and George averaging 24.4 points per game there leaves a lot of uncertainty for the Clippers offense.
So, who is producing for the Clippers the last 2 games?
Marcus Morris Sr. put up 23 points against the Cavaliers and lead the Clippers to victory against the Heat with 32 points. He shot about 68% from beyond the 3-point line Sunday night and an even better percentage of 75% against the Heat
Known for coming off the bench, Lou Williams was part of the starting 5 for their past two games. He was able to notch 30 points and 10 assists against the Cavaliers and follow it up with 18 points and 10 assists against the Heat. Williams is 34 years-old, and is impressively putting up double-doubles in consecutive games.
Are the Utah Jazz Legit?
The best record around the NBA belongs to the Utah Jazz. Did anyone see that coming? I sure didn’t.
The Jazz have now won 19 out of their last 20 games. Let’s look at some of the top teams they’ve beaten in this historic run.
- 1/8 vs. Bucks (16-11) 131-118 Win
1/17 vs. Nuggets (15-11) 109-105 Win
1/23 vs. Warriors (15-13) 127-108 Win
2/7 vs. Pacers (14-14) 103-95 Win
2/9 vs. Celtics (13-13) 122-108 Win
2/12 vs. Bucks (16-11) 129-115 Win
2/15 vs. 76ers (18-10) 134-123 Win
Want to hear something even more alarming regarding gambling with the Utah Jazz? Up to this point they now have covered more than 75% of their games against the spread. You would think Vegas would have learned their lesson by now.
They comfortably demolished the Milwaukee Bucks who are in 2nd place of the Eastern Conference by double digits both times. They didn’t stop there. Jazz beat the Eastern Conference’s 1st place 76ers by double digits as well.
So, without hesitation I would say yes, the Utah Jazz are indeed very legit.
What to Expect in Jazz vs Clippers Wednesday Night
The Jazz have showed up night after night prepared to work harder than their opponents. Getting to the paint and drawing fouls has played a large part in leading to their success.
They have shown strengths in every aspect of their game, but nothing more than their domination around the glass. The Jazz average 48.5 rebounds per game with Rudy Gobert 3rd around the league averaging 13.2 rebounds per game.
I anticipate the Jazz to put on a total team performance against the Clippers Wednesday night. When they play with a lead, they don’t give it up. Expect the Jazz to come out in the first quarter and knock down a few 3-pointers giving them a comfortable lead.
The Clippers are good, but the Jazz are playing the best team basketball in the NBA right now. The top dog is often the one that most teams want to knock off, but good luck knocking off the Jazz.
Jazz vs Clippers Betting Free Pick: Utah Jazz -4