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The Jazz have defended their home court in the first two games of the series against the Clippers, but the teams are now moving to Los Angeles for the next two games. So, if you want to learn more about Game 3 of the series, check our detailed preview with lines, odds, betting picks and other Clippers vs Jazz predictions.
Our Free Betting Tips and Top Picks for Clippers vs Jazz
Both games that were played in Utah were exciting and close, so we expect to see the same from the Clippers vs Jazz matchup going forward. With that in mind, here are some of our top Clippers vs Jazz predictions and picks for Game Three:
- Spread: Jazz to Win (+5) @ -114 – FanDuel
- Total Points: Under 222 @ -112 – DraftKings
- Reggie Jackson Total Points: Over 14.5 @ -105 – BetMGM
Betting odds and even lines are subject to change at any time. Check it all with your bookie before you make a bet.
Jazz to Win on Spread (+5)
Unlike the Clippers vs Mavericks series in which we’ve seen the home team winning only once in Game 7, the first two games in the Clippers vs Jazz duel went to the home team. We will now see can the Clippers defend their home court like the Jazz did or will we see a repeat of results from the first round of the playoffs. Our opinion is that the Jazz have what it takes to stay in the game until the very end, even though they will have to do it without Mike Conley Jr. once again.
Under 222 Total Points
Although we haven’t seen a stellar defense from the Clippers in most of their first-round duels with the Mavs, this team still has great defenders like Leonard and George on their roster. On the other hand, the Utah Jazz are known for their defense led by the French center Rudy Gober, who was recently awarded his 3rd Defensive Player of the Year award. We’ve seen 221 points total in Game 1 and 228 points in Game 2, but we expect to see even fewer points in Game 3 since it can be crucial for the outcome of the series. So, one of our top Clippers vs Jazz predictions is for the teams to combine for no more than 222 points.
Reggie Jackson Over 14.5 Total Points
One of the main offensive weapons for the Clippers in the playoffs so far has been the experienced point guard Reggie Jackson. He was, somewhat surprisingly, one of the best scorers in the first round and he averages 16.2 points per game this postseason. While he didn’t shine in Game One against the Jazz in which he scored just 9 points, he exploded for 29 points in Game 2. The Clippers have to rely on him to provide points in Game 3 if they want to get back into the series, so our final Clippers vs Jazz prediction is for Jackson to score at least 15 points.
Clippers vs Jazz Game 3 preview – Can the Clippers stay in the series?
If the Jazz go up 3-0, the series is over according to NBA history since no team managed to win a series after a three-game deficit. So, this is a crucial game for both teams and we should take a closer look at them:
Los Angeles Clippers
Although the Clippers were down 0-2 against the Mavericks in the first round as well, they managed to turn things around and win in seven games. However, they will have to do much better than they did so far against the Jazz since Utah entered the playoffs with the best record in the league. On the bright side, the Clippers are almost completely healthy and they are only missing Serge Ibaka who had season-ending surgery.
Things are going according to the play for Utah Jazz and the only reason for concern at the moment is the problematic injury that caused Mike Conley Jr. to miss the first two games of the series. Conley will also miss Game 3, but the Jazz have shown that they are able to play well even without their primary playmaker. In any case, the Jazz are proving worthy of the top seed and we know there’s more to come from them.
Frequently asked questions for Clippers vs Jazz
Who Are the Top Scorers for Each Team in the Series?
Paul George is the top scorer for the Clippers in the series with 23.5 points per game, while the Jazz have Donovan Mitchell as their top scorer with 41 PPG after the first two games.
When Is the Tip-Off for Game 3 of the Jazz vs Clippers Series?
Game 3 of the Jazz vs Clippers matchup will be played on Saturday, June 12th and it will start at 8 pm ET.
Who Is Broadcasting Game 3 of the Jazz vs Clippers Series?
ABC will broadcast the third game between Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers.