Clippers vs. Jazz Game 5 Prediction
The Clippers and Jazz will square off in Game 5 on Wednesday night at 10:00 p.m. ET. With the series tied at two games apiece and the Jazz laying 2.5 points, what’s the safest bet on the board for tonight’s matchup?
583 Los Angeles Clippers (+2.5) at 584 Utah Jazz (-2.5); o/u 222
10:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Venue: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
Los Angeles Clippers DFS Notes
When asked about his right knee after Game 4 Monday night, Kawhi Leonard said, "I'm good." Leonard tallied 31 points (on 9-of-19 shooting), seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block, and two turnovers in 34 minutes in the Clippers victory over Utah. However, with 5:25 remaining in the fourth quarter, Kawhi was fouled on a drive to the basket. Leonard grabbed at his right knee after the play and exited the contest with 4:35 remaining and did not return. "I'm good," Leonard said when asked about his knee. "Next question." Clipper coach Ty Lue said he believes Leonard will be good to go for Game 5 on Wednesday. "Yeah, I think so," Lue said. "Yeah, I think everybody is pretty good."
Utah Jazz DFS Notes
NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Rudy Gobert made third-team All-NBA and was joined by Jimmy Butler, Paul George, Bradley Beal, and Kyrie Irving, the NBA announced on Tuesday. For the first time in his career, Bradley Beal has made an All-NBA team after averaging 31.3 points per game this season, second only to Stephen Curry, who averaged 32.0. Gobert made the third team for the third consecutive season, and received his fourth All-NBA nod, after making the second team in 2017. George made an All-NBA team for the sixth time, getting the third team nod for the fifth time in his career. For Butler, this is his fourth All-NBA nod, all being third-team selections. Lastly for Irving, he was the lone member of the Brooklyn Nets' "Big 3" to make an All-NBA team, getting the nod for the third time in his career.
Clippers vs. Jazz Game 5 Playoffs Prediction
The Clippers are 8-22-1 against the spread in their last 31 meetings with the Jazz in Utah and are 5-11 against the number in their last 16 games versus the Jazz overall. The Jazz are also 1-4 against the spread in their last five games as a road underdog, while the Jazz are 6-0 against the number in their last six games as a favorite and are 4-0 at the betting window in their last four home games.
NBA PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: UTAH JAZZ -2.5