Jazz vs Clippers Picks and Predictions: Await Injury Report Updates Before Betting

The Jazz, Clippers, and their two reeling offenses are going toe-to-toe tonight. Gobert and Bogdanovic are questionable for Utah, but Paul George returns for Los Angeles. Find out more in our Jazz vs. Clippers NBA betting picks.

Last Updated: Mar 29, 2022 11:08 AM ET Read Time: 4 min
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The Utah Jazz face off against the Los Angeles Clippers in NBA action on Tuesday night. Both of these teams are trying to snap out of losing streaks and L.A. is getting back All-Star forward Paul George after a three-month absence.

Oddsmakers are expecting a close contest with NBA betting lines opening with the Jazz as slim 1-point road favorites. Here are our best free NBA picks and predictions for Jazz vs. Clippers for March 29, with tipoff at 10:00 p.m. ET. 

Jazz vs Clippers odds

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This line hit the board with Utah installed as a -1 favorite with the Over/Under at 217. Early money has come in on the Over, shifting the total to 218. These teams faced off less than two weeks ago with the Jazz winning 121-92 as 5-point home favorites. 

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Jazz vs Clippers predictions

Predictions made on 3/29/2022 at 10:15 a.m. ET.
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Jazz vs Clippers game info

Location: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Tip-off: 10:00 p.m. ET

Jazz vs Clippers betting preview

Key injuries

Jazz: Rudy Gobert C (Questionable), Hassan Whiteside C (Out), Bojan Bogdanovic SF (Questionable), Danuel House SF (Questionable), Udoka Azubuike C (Out).
Clippers: Brandon Boston G (Questionable), Norman Powell SG (Out), Kawhi Leonard SF (Out), Jay Scrubb PG (Out).
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Betting trend to know

The Under is 8-1 in Utah's last nine road games. Find more NBA betting trends for Jazz vs. Clippers.

Jazz vs Clippers picks and predictions

Our side and total predictions are based upon our analysis of the line and total in this game. Our best bet is our favorite pick across all markets.

Spread analysis

This will be Utah's sixth straight road game and it's dropped four in a row, most recently losing 114-100 in Dallas on Sunday. The Jazz are now in fifth place in the Western Conference standings with a 45-30 record and will need to get back on the winning track if they want home-court advantage, or at least avoid the play-in stage since they are just 2.5 games ahead of the seventh-place Timberwolves. 

The Clippers are almost certainly heading to the play-ins since they sit nine games behind the sixth-place Nuggets and five ahead of the 11th-place Spurs with just seven contests left in the regular season. Los Angeles is 0-5 straight up and against the spread in its last five games, which includes a 121-92 beatdown at the hands of the Jazz on March 18. 

The Clips haven't played since last Friday when they lost by 25 points at home to the 76ers but help is on the way in the form of Paul George. PG-13 has been out since just before Christmas and will return to the floor tonight with a minutes restriction in place.

The Clips could desperately use his scoring ability since they are just 25th in the NBA in offensive rating since he hit the IL on December 22. While they acquired Norman Powell to boost their offense in February, he broke his foot after just three games with his new club. 

The Jazz also have a banged-up roster. Second-leading scorer Bojan Bogdanovic and key reserve Danuel House Jr. have been upgraded to questionable after missing the last couple of weeks. But their biggest hole is inside where All-Star Rudy Gobert is questionable while productive backup Hassan Whiteside and third-string center Udoka Azubuike are out. 

Without Gobert and Whiteside on Sunday, the Jazz played a smaller lineup and were forced to use Eric Paschall and Juancho Hernangomez as their bigs which is every bit as bad as it sounds.

It's tough to trust the Jazz until we have a better idea of who will suit up but at least they had a couple of proven shot-creators in Donovan Mitchell and Jordan Clarkson. For the Clips, even though George is playing, it's likely that he'll show signs of rust, and his conditioning will be off. We'll lean ever-so-slightly towards Utah and cross our fingers for Gobert or Bogdanovic to take to the floor.  

Prediction: Jazz -1 (-110)

Over/Under analysis

The Jazz have been struggling offensively lately, averaging just 102.4 points per game on 37 FG% in their last five games. While two of those contests came against two of the best defensive teams in the NBA in the Celtics and Mavs, they also faced off against Bottom-10 defenses in Brooklyn and Charlotte and didn't do much. 

The Clippers have also looked ugly on offense and we're not convinced that even a rusty PG-13 can change that when he returns to the floor tonight. Over the last 10 games, the Clips are dead-last in the league with 103.2 ppg while shooting just 37.7% from the field. 

That said, these teams have generally been solid defensively and both play at a pace below the league average. With the Under 8-1 in Utah's last nine games on the road, we're leaning in that direction again today.

Prediction: Under 218 (-110)

Best bet

It's really tough to make a play on this contest until we have a better idea of whether or not Gobert and Bogdanovic will suit up. The Under seems like a slightly better angle because even though George makes his return, we're not sure how effective he'll be after missing so much time. 

While Utah's offense will no doubt be better if Gobert is able to bring his 71.2 FG% and offensive rebounding prowess to the table, his defensive impact will likely be felt even more. We'll bet the total instead of the side in this spot.

Pick: Under 218 (-110)

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