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Clippers vs. Jazz pick against the spread, best player prop for Game 1

We go over some of the best betting options for Game 1 of second-round 2021 NBA playoff matchup between the LA Clippers and Utah Jazz.

Mike Conley of the Utah Jazz looks on during Round 1, Game 5 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 2, 2021 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

The second-round playoff series between the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz will begin on Tuesday. Los Angeles is fresh off a thrilling, seven-game series against the Dallas Mavericks, while Utah should be well-rested after winning four straight games against the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round to claim the series in five. The Clippers' health could give them an edge in Game 1 of this series, and we’ve identified some of the best betting options at DraftKings Sportsbook ahead of the matchup.

Update: Mike Conley (hamstring) has been ruled out for Game 1 vs. Clippers.

Clippers vs. Jazz, 10:00 p.m. ET, TNT

Pick ATS: Clippers +4

The Jazz finished the regular season with the NBA’s best record, but aren’t as good as they look on paper because of multiple injuries. Donovan Mitchell has been somewhat hobbled by the ankle sprain that caused him to miss more than one month, and Mike Conley is questionable for Tuesday because of a hamstring tweak he suffered in the first round. If neither of Utah’s top creators is healthy on game day, the Clippers will have the edge on offense and defense.

Player Prop: TBD

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