The Jazz-Clippers game 4 odds are live at BetRivers.com and while a win could send the series back to Utah for an elimination game, the health of Donovan Mitchell is the top priority. The Clippers picked up the win in Game 3 Saturday thanks to a 26-point victory. Mitchell exited the game after aggravating an ankle injury that forced him to miss over a dozen games during the regular season.
Longtime basketball writer Rob Dauster, the co-founder of The Field of 68 Podcast Network is here to break down the Jazz-Clippers Game 4 odds and drops knowledge on the best bets worth a wager at BetRivers.com. If you are passionate about NBA online sports betting, then you should choose the BetRivers Sportsbook to place your bets.
Before getting to the Jazz-Clippers Game 4 odds, here is a look at the Jazz-Clippers series outcome odds.
- To Advance: Jazz -195, Clippers +155
- Jazz 4-1 (+330), Jazz 4-2 (+360), Jazz 4-3 (+280)
- Clippers 4-2 (+380), Clippers 4-3 (+390)
JAZZ-CLIPPERS GAME 4 ODDS: BETTING PREVIEW
#1 UTAH JAZZ (2-1) at #4 Los Angeles Clippers (1-2)
GAME 4: Monday, June 14. 10:10 p.m. ET. TNT
MONEYLINE: Clippers -210 ML, Jazz +170 ML
SPREAD: Clippers -5
OVER/UNDER: 223.5 points
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If you’re a Utah Jazz fan, this is the last thing that you want to see:
Donovan Mitchell left Game 3 with his right foot wrapped in ice. pic.twitter.com/bH0WzNlYsi
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 13, 2021
That’s Donovan Mitchell leaving Game 3 with his right foot wrapped in ice. He aggravated an ankle injury that kept him out for 16 games earlier this season, and while he said afterward that the only reason he didn’t return to the game was that the game was effectively over at that point, it’s still a concern given that Mike Conley’s status with a hamstring injury is still up in the air.
Beyond the simple fact that, you know, those are Utah’s two star guards, the issue here is that the Clippers’ defense is at their best when they switch everything on that end. That’s their goal. Limit the minutes that Ivica Zubac plays, use Markieff Morris at the five, and force Rudy Gobert away from the basket, defending in space. The way to beat a switching defense? Have talented, playmaking guards that can hunt mismatches and win in isolation.
Mitchell can do that. Conley, too.
Without them, we’re hoping that Jordan Clarkson, Joe Ingles and Miye Oni are the answer?
My guess is that Mitchell plays tonight and Conley does not. With that in mind, I think I still like the Clippers to cover here. The play is clearly the Clippers if Mitchell is out — Game 4 closed at (-5) when Mitchell was in the lineup.
The only play I like is the over if Mitchell suits up. We’ve been riding overs all series and they are now 3-0 (Game 1 closed at 220.5). The logic is simple: When the Clippers go small, neither team is built to stop the other. When there are bad matchups all over the floor, bet on points.
Life’s too short to bet the under.
JAZZ-CLIPPERS SERIES SCHEDULE:
Game 1: Jazz, 112-109
Game 2: Jazz, 117-111
Game 3: Clippers, 132-106
Game 4: Jazz at Clippers. Monday, June 14. 10 p.m. ET (TNT)
Game 5: Clippers at Jazz. Wednesday, June 16. 10 p.m. ET. (TNT)
Game 6*: Jazz at Clippers. Friday, June 18. TBD (ESPN)
Game 7*: Clippers at Jazz. Sunday, June 20. TBD.