Jazz-Clippers Game 6 Odds: NBA Playoff Picks & Predictions for Friday, June 18
The Jazz-Clippers game 6 odds are live at BetRivers.com and the big story is the injury to Kawhi Leonard that will keep him sidelined again for Game 6 tonight. Leonard’s absence in Game 5 swung the odds heavily in Utah’s favor. But the Clippers proved they could win without Kawhi, beating Utah 119-111 for their third straight win. Longtime basketball writer Rob Dauster, the co-founder of The Field of 68 Podcast Network is here to break down the Jazz-Clippers Game 6 odds and drops knowledge on the best bets worth a wager at BetRivers.com. Come and bet online on BetRivers sportsbook after reviewing our betting preview.
Before getting to the Jazz-Clippers Game 6 odds, here is a look at the Jazz-Clippers series outcome odds.
- To Advance: Clippers -175, Jazz +137
- Clippers 4-2 (+100), Clippers 4-3 (+400)
- Jazz 4-3 (+135)
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JAZZ-CLIPPERS GAME 6 ODDS: BETTING PREVIEW
#1 UTAH JAZZ (2-3) at #4 LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (3-2)
GAME 6: Friday, June 18. 10:00 p.m. ET. ESPN
MONEYLINE: Jazz -136 ML, Clippers +114 ML
SPREAD: Jazz -2.5
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Injuries have turned this series into a war of attrition, and I just don’t see how the Jazz can find a way to win it.
They took a 2-0 lead in the series because Donovan Mitchell went supernova, scoring 82 points through the first eight quarters.
But two things have happened since then: The Clippers have figured out that all they have to do to stifle the Utah offense is send multiple bodies at Mitchell, and in the process, Mitchell’s bad ankle has gotten progressively worse.
That’s the biggest issue here.
Without Mike Conley on the floor, Utah essentially has one creator in Mitchell. Their bench has been largely ineffective, and even the stars in their rotation can be limited. This is a nightmare matchup for Rudy Gobert — we’ve gone over that ad nauseum — and while I love Jordan Clarkson, he’s mostly a chucker that doesn’t really make people around him better. The Jazz right now are essentially a team that relies on Mitchell making shots and the players around him making threes to survive. Despite that, they hit 17 first-half threes in Game 5 and only led by five points.
I know the Clippers are without Kawhi. I know Paul George is Paul George. But I just don’t see how Utah can win this game on the road.
So I’ll be on the Clippers moneyline tonight, happily betting them at plus-value.
JAZZ-CLIPPERS SERIES SCHEDULE:
Game 1: Jazz, 112-109
Game 2: Jazz, 117-111
Game 3: Clippers, 132-106
Game 4: Clippers, 118-104
Game 5: Clippers, 119-111
Game 6: Jazz at Clippers. Friday, June 18. 10:00 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Game 7*: Clippers at Jazz. Sunday, June 20. 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC)