LA Clippers vs. Utah Jazz Game 5 Odds, Preview, Picks, and Predictions – June 16, 2021

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The tactical tandem of the LA Clippers led them to victory once more this past Monday to tie their 2021 NBA Playoffs series against the Utah Jazz. Can the Jazz regain their composure at home for Game 5, or will Kawhi Leonard and Paul George prove to be too much again to give the Clippers the edge in the series for the first time?

Read on for our LA Clippers vs. Utah Jazz Game 5 betting odds and preview below. And for even more NBA postseason coverage and the latest happenings from across the entire sporting world, head on over to Nitrogen Sports Blog after this.

2021 NBA Playoffs: LA Clippers vs. Utah Jazz Game 5 preview and odds 

Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
When: Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 10:00 PM ET 
Odds: LA Clippers (+2.5) at Utah Jazz (-2.5); over/under: 221.5
Where to watch: TNT

What to know about the LA Clippers 

LA Clippers vs. Utah Jazz betting odds for LA: +2.5

If not for the duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the LA Clippers could’ve also met the same fate as the Denver Nuggets, who were swept by the Phoenix Suns on the other side of the Western Conference playoff picture.

Instead, Leonard and George each creaked the 30-point mark for the second consecutive game, as the Clippers cruised to a 118-104 victory in Game 4 Monday against the Utah Jazz. The Clips also won the rebounding battle over the Jazz, 53-44, as well as prevented Utah from generating a single point in fastbreak transition.

As convincing as LA’s last two wins at home were to tie up the series, they’ll be returning to Salt Lake where the team hasn’t found success in quite some time (more on that later). The Jazz are also still healthy, so the Clips don’t possess any significant advantage in terms of health, either, in support of their bid for their first NBA Finals appearance.

What to know about the Utah Jazz

LA Clippers vs. Utah Jazz betting odds for Utah: -2.5

Not even another fantastic performance from Donovan Mitchell was enough to save the Utah Jazz from defeat in Game 4.

Mitchell scored a game-high 37 points along with six three-pointers, but the young All-Star made just nine of his 26 shots from the field in the loss. Standout big man Rudy Gobert was also kept in check to the tune of just 11 points and eight rebounds in 21 minutes.

Despite the power outage by Utah, the team can take comfort from the knowledge that its role players are still playing at a high level. Joe Ingles, in particular, has made 14 of his 32 shots from beyond the arc over the last three games. A larger involvement of Ingles for Utah’s offense is imperative in the event of another relative off-night for either Gobert or Mitchell.   

 

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  • LA is 5-4 in its last nine road games (5-3-1 ATS). However, the team has not won on the Jazz’s homecourt since 2017; a losing streak of seven games to date (1-5-1 ATS).
  • Utah, meanwhile, is 9-2 in its last 11 home games (6-4-1 ATS). The point total went over in seven of those last nine homestands.

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What’s your Utah Jazz vs. LA Clippers Game 5 prediction?

As stated above, the Clippers have not won at Salt Lake in over four years. That being said, however, Utah’s two victories over LA earlier in the series were close affairs. As such, banking on the Clips to cover as road underdogs against a weakened Jazz squad isn’t that bad of a play, especially with both Leonard and George finally living up to their combined potential this postseason.

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