Sportsbooks Picking Clippers Over Wizards
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The Washington Wizards, along with the rest of the online NBA betting community, witnessed the Boston Celtics dethrone King James and the Cavs from atop the East. Cleveland certainly left the door open, and the Wizards have decided there’s nothing stopping them from climbing up the conference’s seeding.
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hanks to Cleveland posting a 6-9 record for the month of March, the Wizards are just two games behind Cleveland in conference standings. Overall, the Cavs have posted a 47-26 record on the season, which is only one game ahead of Washington’s 46-28. However, Cleveland has posted a slightly better record in the Eastern Conference, which could them out in the long run.
Decidedly, the Wizards will try to put more pressure on the Cavaliers by picking up another win against Los Angeles. This contest will mark the second time these two franchises have met each other, with the Wizards coming out on top the first time around, 117-110.
Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Clippers – Wednesday, March 29, 2017
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles
TV: Prime Ticket, CSN+, SN
Online NBA Betting Odds:
Washington Wizards +5 (-110) 219 ½ (-110) +175
Los Angeles Clippers -5 (-110) 219 ½ (-110) -210
As aforementioned, the Wizards come into this contest with a 46-28 record, which is good enough to rank Washington 1st in the Southeast Division, and 3rd in the East. Washington has gone 4-2 in their last 6 games and come into Wednesday night’s matchup riding a 4-game win streak. The Wizards last took to the court Monday night to deliver a 119-108 whooping to the Lakers, clinching their first division title in 38 years.
The Wizards are riding hot right now but the online NBA betting odds still think the Clippers will come out on top. To prove the bookmakers wrong, Washington will turn to superstar John Wall who is averaging 23.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 10.8 assists per game. Second in points for the Wizards is Bradley Beal, who is putting up 23.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.5 assists.
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles enters this matchup with a 44-31 record that ranks the Clippers 2nd in the Pacific Division (16.5 games behind Golden State) and 5th in the Western Conference, just 1 game behind the Utah Jazz. Los Angeles has gone 4-2 in their last 6 games and will be coming off their recent last-second loss to the Sacramento Kings this past Sunday night. Sacramento was trailing by 18 points but the Kings pulled a 22-3 run to shock the Clippers.
To help overcome Washington the Clippers will turn to Blake Griffin. Griffin is leading the team in points with his average of 21.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game. Griffin will get some help from veteran Chris Paul, who is putting up 17.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 9.1 assists per contest.