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Making the Cut will make predictions throughout the NBA’s 8 game sprint.

New Orleans Pelicans -2.5 vs Utah Jazz

The Pelicans are a popular pick to sneak into the 8-9 playoff series. The schedule is very friendly for the Pelicans, perhaps the easiest in the West. The pick-up/scrimmages have been high scoring throughout the league but for the Jazz to win, they will need to control the pace of the game. They can’t beat the Pelicans in and up-and-down game.

New Orleans -2.5

Los Angeles Lakers -4 vs Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers will be without Montrelz Harrell and Lou Williams but Los Angeles has enough depth to compete.

For the Lakers the question will be the same throughout the final eight games and the playoffs… how much can the bench contribute? The Clipper starters have enough to compete with the Laker starters so the Laker’s bench is the key to the game.

Los Angeles Clippers +4

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