For Tuesday’s free NBA pick, we go to The Staples Center for a Western Conference clash on Tuesday, as the LA Clippers host the Utah Jazz. Tip-off is set for 10:35 PM ET.
Playoff Revenge And Missing Stars
This will be the first meeting between these two teams since Utah ousted the Clippers from last year’s playoffs with a seven-game series win. Both teams are minus a star from last season. The Clippers traded Chris Paul to Houston, and the Jazz lost Gordon Hayward to the Celtics via free agency.
Pace And Defense
It is very early in the season, but Utah is the slowest paced team in the league at this point. The Jazz are also #7 in the league in Defensive Efficiency. The Clippers are the league’s #1 ranked team in terms of Defensive Efficiency.
Your Free NBA Pick for Tuesday Is…
We have one team who likes to play at a very slow pace, and both teams play solid defensively. My line for this total is 196. So, your free NBA pick for Tuesday is Under 199.5 in the Jazz / Clippers game.