NBA Playoff Game 7 Pick: Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers – April 30, 2017

Los Angeles Clippers

The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers are set to square off in Game 7 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers both finished the regular season with a 51-31 record and tied for the fourth seed. The Clippers grabbed the 4th seed due to tiebreaker rules.

The Utah Jazz had a chance to seal the deal on the series in Game 6 but fell at home to the Clippers. This game is back at the Staples Center, where the Clippers have only won 1 out of 3 games. The betting line for this game features the Los Angeles Clippers -2.5 over the Utah Jazz on Sunday.

Clippers Looking to Move on

The Los Angeles Clippers are looking to move to the second round of the NBA playoffs. The winner of this game will move on to face the Golden State Warriors. The Clippers finished second, way behind Golden State in the Pacific Division. Los Angeles came into the postseason red hot, winning their final 7 games.

Chris Paul has been fantastic for the Clippers, especially with the loss of Blake Griffin. Paul is scoring nearly 25 points per game and dishing out slightly under 10 assists. The Clippers were one of the top scoring teams in the league during the regular season, scoring more than 108 points per game.

Jazz Seeking Bounce Back

The Utah Jazz are seeking a bounce back win and an advancement to the second round. The Jazz were the top defensive team in all of the league during the regular season. The Jazz allowed 100 points per game. In the Jazz three postseason wins, they held the Clippers to 100 points or less.

The Jazz are led by Gordon Hayward. The small forward is scoring 21.5 points per game. Utah may be without their big man Rudy Gobert, who rolled his ankle late in the loss on Friday. Utah is back in the postseason after missing for three straight seasons. Last year, Utah went 40-42 in the regular season.

Clippers Down Jazz

The Los Angeles Clippers won the tiebreaker over the Utah Jazz, and now they are hosting the final game of this series. The Clippers have lost two out of three at home, but they are a better team at the Staples Center. The crowd will be excited, as they want to see the Warriors come to town next.

With Gobert either out of limited, that really hurts the Jazz. He has missed a couple other games in this series, and the Jazz are not the same without him. Look for the Clippers to win this game, with some ease. The final bet for this game on Sunday is the Los Angeles Clippers -2.5 over the Utah Jazz in Game 7.