The final second-round matchup of the 2021 NBA Playoffs tips off tonight and BetRivers.com is proud to provide a wide variety of Jazz-Clippers Game 1 odds, props, teasers, and series futures. The Jazz advanced past the Memphis Grizzlies in five games, while the Clippers needed all seven games to vanquish the Dallas Mavericks after falling in an 0-2 hole to start the series.
Longtime basketball writer Rob Dauster, the co-founder of The Field of 68 Podcast Network is here to break down the Jazz-Clippers Game 1 odds and drops knowledge on the best bets worth a wager at BetRivers.com.
Before getting to the Jazz-Clippers Game 1 odds, here is a look at the Jazz-Clippers series outcome odds.
- To Advance: Jazz -139, Clippers +112
- Jazz to sweep (+1000), Jazz 4-1 (+450), Jazz 4-2 (+500), Jazz 4-3 (+450)
- Clippers to sweep (+1100), Clippers 4-1 (+650), Clippers 4-2 (+450), Clippers 4-3 (+550)
JAZZ-CLIPPERS GAME 1 ODDS: BETTING PREVIEW
#4 LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (0-0) at #1 UTAH JAZZ (0-0)
GAME 1: Tuesday, June 8. 10:10 p.m. ET. TNT
MONEYLINE: Jazz -152 ML, Clippers +125 ML
SPREAD: Jazz -3
OVER/UNDER: 220.5 points
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Game 1 between the Jazz and Clippers is a fascinating matchup of styles.
On the one hand, you have the Clippers, who have stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George headlining a team that was able to turn around their series against the Mavericks by playing a modern style of similarly-sized wings and switching everything.
On the other hand, you have the Jazz, who are led by lead guard Donovan Mitchell and 7-foot-2 center Rudy Gobert. They are the engines that led Utah to the best record in the NBA, the highest net-rating in the NBA and a defense that ranks as the best in the league.
There are two plays that I like here. For starters, I think that the Jazz are the side that I want to be on, particularly if Mike Conley plays. I’m willing to fade the team that had to win four out of five games in a grueling seven-game series when they are playing on the road against the best team in the NBA who is coming off of a six-day layoff.
For my money, in Game 1, the play is that simple.
I also think that the over is interesting here. I think both teams are going to have advantageous matchups on the offensive end. Does Utah have the wings to slow down Kawhi and Paul George? Will the Clippers go all-in trying to play Rudy Gobert off the floor, putting Markieff Morris at the five? If neither team is built to be able to get stops against the other, shouldn’t we bet on lots of points being scored?
That’s where I’m at right now.