Jazz vs. Clippers NBA Betting Pick: Sharp Action, PRO Systems Edge Match Los Angeles Against the Spread

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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 

Jazz Odds +5
Clippers Odds -5
Over/Under 223
Time | Channel 8:30 p.m. ET | ABC
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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 

Sharp Action

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.

PRO Systems

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)

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