Clippers vs. Jazz Prediction and Odds (Slow, Defensive Game Means Under)

Jordan Clarkson and the Jazz host the Clippers tonight at 9:00 PM EST
Jordan Clarkson and the Jazz host the Clippers tonight at 9:00 PM EST / Alex Goodlett/GettyImages

Fresh off a 125-110 win over Chicago, the 43-26 Jazz now turn their attention to the 36-36 Los Angeles Clippers tonight at 9:00 PM EST.

Utah, who will be without Donovan Mitchell and Bojan Bogdanovic tonight, has struggled a bit of late. They're 2-6-1 against the spread (ATS) over their last nine and are in a tight battle for the 4-seed in the Western Conference Playoffs.

The Clippers are jockeying for playoff position themselves. With a seven-game lead over the Lakers for the 8-seed, they'd love to rattle off a winning streak and get out of the Play-In Tournament.

Back in December, the Jazz dominated Los Angeles 124-103 - will we see more of the same today or will the Clippers take advantage of a depleted Utah roster to pull off the upset?

Let's check out the odds over at WynnBET to help us find some value in this Clippers vs Jazz matchup:

Clippers vs Jazz Odds, Spread and Total


  • Clippers +5.5 (-110)
  • Jazz -5.5 (-110)


  • Clippers: +190
  • Jazz: -230


  • 214.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Clippers vs Jazz Prediction and Pick

I really like the under here. The Jazz offense should struggle without Mitchell and the Clippers have a top-five defense over the last few weeks. But Utah's defense is no slouch, ranking eighth in rating in the same time frame, and Rudy Gobert is indeed playing.

Both teams play at bottom-five paces in the league and the Clippers offense has been as bad as their defense has been good, so I expect a slow, methodical game.

The cherry on top is that both squads have been great under bets lately. It's 6-2 in Utah's last eight contests and 8-3 in Los Angeles' previous 11. Situationally, the under is 11-4 in the Jazz's last 15 as a home favorite and 5-1 in the Clippers' last six as a road underdog.

With no Mitchell or Bogdanovic, points will be hard to come by. Give me the under in a clash of great defenses.

Pick: Under 214.5 (-110)

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