Game 1 between the Jazz and Clippers was a back and forth affair that was decided in the final minute of the game, and BetRivers.com is proud to provide a wide variety of Jazz-Clippers Game 2 odds for Thursday, June 10. Utah defeated Los Angeles 112-109 on Tuesday, with Donovan Mitchell taking over when the game mattered most.
Longtime basketball writer Rob Dauster, the co-founder of The Field of 68 Podcast Network is here to break down the Jazz-Clippers Game 2 odds and drops knowledge on the best bets worth a wager at BetRivers.com.
Before getting to the Jazz-Clippers Game 2 odds, here is a look at the Jazz-Clippers series outcome odds.
- To Advance: Jazz -220, Clippers +175
- Jazz to sweep (+600), Jazz 4-1 (+325), Jazz 4-2 (+450), Jazz 4-3 (+425)
- Clippers 4-1 (+1300), Clippers 4-2 (+500), Clippers 4-3 (+500)
JAZZ-CLIPPERS GAME 2 ODDS: BETTING PREVIEW
#4 LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (0-1) at #1 UTAH JAZZ (1-0)
GAME 2: Thursday, June 10. 10:00 p.m. ET. ESPN
MONEYLINE: Jazz -157 ML, Clippers +130 ML
SPREAD: Jazz -3.5
OVER/UNDER: 222.5 points
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How did the Clippers find a way to lose Game 1?
In a game where Utah was without Mike Conley and proceeded to miss 23 of their first 28 shots — including a stretch where they missed 20 consecutive field goal attempts — the Clippers hit 11 first-half threes and went into halftime leading by 13 points despite the fact that Paul George played like he was shaving points for the first 24 minutes.
If you’re going to win a series as an underdog, those are the games that you have to find a way to win. The Jazz are the best team in the NBA, according to their net rating. They had the best record in the NBA. They are the best home team in the NBA. This was a gift laid at the feet of a team coming off of a grueling seven-game series, and the Clippers let it slip away.
Truth be told, that seven-game series is probably why this game played out the way that it did. LA’s legs looked like they gave out down the stretch, either from the wear and tear of the Dallas series or the fact that they were playing at altitude. Probably both. Donovan Mitchell went from slumping to unguardable, scoring 32 of his 45 points in the second half as the Jazz came all the way back to win, 112-109.
There are two ways to look at this: On the one hand, the Jazz probably aren’t going to miss 20 straight shots again. On the other hand, they needed 45 points from Donovan Mitchell, an off-night from Paul George and foul trouble from Kawhi Leonard to win by three. Truth be told, I think the answer is that these are two evenly-matched teams that saw their first game more or less end the way we expected — the spread closed at Utah (-3) and the total went from 221.5 to 220.5.
I liked Utah in Game 1. I like Utah in the series. So if you’re forcing me to pick, I like Utah again tonight.
But I still think the more interesting play here is the over. Rudy Gobert is the x-factor here. The Clippers are going to continue to try and force him to defend in space by playing their small lineup. They’re going to continue to sacrifice the paint and the defensive glass to do it. And the Jazz still doesn’t really have an answer for Kawhi or PG13 defensively on the wings. If both teams struggle for answers defensively, bet the over.