NBA playoffs: why Jazz will beat the Clippers to reach the Western final
SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Mark Medina explains why the Utah Jazz should overtake the Los Angeles Clippers to reach the Western Conference Finals.
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz meet in Game 2 of their NBA second-round playoff series at 7 p.m. Arizona time Thursday.
Who will win the game in Salt Lake City?
Find out what the odds say about the game, as well as some picks and predictions for the contest, which can be seen on ESPN.
Fan Duel: 3-point Jazz favorite over Clippers in Game 2
The site lists Utah as a 3-point favorite to get a 2-0 advantage in the series at home.
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FiveThirtyEight: Jazz has 60% chance of winning Game 2 against Clippers
The site gives Los Angeles a 40 percent chance of returning home with a series record 1-1.
ESPN: Utah has 63.2% chance of winning Los Angeles in Game 2
The site’s Basketball Power Index gives the Clippers a 36.8% chance of winning.
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ESPN: Jazz has impressed against the spread this season
He writes: “Utah has a 45-31-2 ATS record this year. Jazz has a winning ATS record when favored by 3 points or more, with a 39-25- record. 2 this season. “
Lines.com: High-scoring game benefits Jazz vs Clippers
He writes: “Jazz’s record 116.8 points per game is 9.1 points higher than the Clippers (107.7). When Utah has over 107.7 points, it’s 42-0-2 ATS 52-13 overall. Los Angeles is 1-13 ATS and 3-11 overall when allowing more than 116.8 points. The Jazz are the fourth scoring team in league (116.8 PPG), while the Clippers are allowing the fourth fewest points per game (107.7) in Playing NBA. “
Sportskeeda: jazz is the big favorite of match 2
Kunal Sethi writes, “The Utah Jazz are clearly the favorites to win Game 2, due to their superior three-point shooting prowess. The Jazz have put in a remarkable 16.9 per game trio as a team this season, wowing their opponents with their spacing. In addition, with 18,000 fans cheering them on, the Jazz will imagine their chances of winning 2-0 in the series. Meanwhile, the LA Clippers must do everything in their power to level the series at 1-1, or they could have a hard time against the Jazz. “
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Gaming Today: Clippers may part ways in Salt Lake City vs Utah
Tony Mejia writes: “Paul George shot the Clippers in three thanks to a 3-point clutch with 38.4 seconds left but otherwise had a miserable night. He took more shots than any player at the exception of Leonard but only shot 4 for 17. Morris was equally useless, finishing 4 for 14 on the field despite the expected number of open looks due to the Jazz’s defense channeling the ball by blocking on Leonard and George. He missed eight of nine 3-point attempts. Combined, Leonard, George and Morris shot 5 on 21 from outside the arc. This is a league to do or miss, LA must feel like she can reach the division you want in Salt Lake City just by performing better Reggie Jackson, who was an X-factor to overtake the Mavs scoring an average of 18.2 points per game after joining the starting lineup for match 3, was riddled with foul and scoring issues only n euf. He was ultimately disqualified in the fourth quarter after playing just 17 minutes. “