Jazz vs. Clippers NBA Betting Pick: Sharp Action, PRO Systems Edge Match Los Angeles Against the Spread
Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Kawhi Leonard #2 and Paul George #13 of the LA Clippers.
- The Clippers, once again, are in must-win territory in Game 3 of this year's NBA playoffs.
- Los Angeles has failed to cover either of the first two games against the Jazz.
- Michael Walton breaks down where bettors can find an edge on Saturday night in Tinseltown.
NBA Odds: Jazz vs. Clippers
|Time | Channel||8:30 p.m. ET | ABC|
The Los Angeles Clippers are among the most talented teams left in the NBA postseason. However, the No. 1 seed Utah Jazz have an excellent blend of talent and team chemistry and have shown that in racing out to 2-0 series lead.
The Clippers received a surprisingly efficient 29-point scoring effort from point guard Reggie Jackson in Game 2 but it was all for naught. Kawhi Leonard had a very average game by his standards (21 points) and on top of that, the Clippers’ defense did not bring anything close to the necessary intensity.
Utah shot 55.3% from the field and 51.3% from the 3-point line on a high volume of attempts. It is clear the Clippers can’t survive in this series if they can’t at least disrupt Utah’s game plan a little bit.
It will be interesting to see if the Clippers have anything new up their sleeves for Game 3, which is a must-win game considering how well Utah is playing (and that no NBA team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in a series).
Let’s take a look at our latest PRO Report, which shows that sharp bettors are trusting Lue and the Clippers to keep things tight on Saturday night.
NBA Picks: Jazz vs. Clippers
The line for Jazz-Clippers opened up at Clippers -4 before it was pushed up to -5 ahead of the action.
Since Friday, there have been six Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on the Clippers. This is a clear indicator of the sharp action moving Saturday’s spread.
Saturday’s Game 3 between the Clippers and the Jazz fits neatly into our “NBA Playoffs: More Money on Favorites PRO System,” which has a 62% win rate and a 21% Return On Investment (ROI) since 2015.
There’s still a -4.5 out there at BetMGM as of 2:20 p.m. ET on Saturday.
PRO Report Pick: Clippers -4.5 (BetMGM)