The 8-29 Washington Wizards will be the road club when they face the 31-9 LA Clippers in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Staples Center in LA is set for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The NBA odds in this game will come out on Saturday afternoon as Chris Paul has been listed as questionable with a knee bruise.
The teams met twice during the lockout season with the Clippers winning and covering both games. Each game went under the total. Trend: LA Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their past five meetings with the Washington Wizards.
The Wizards are 2-16 on the road this season. With John Wall in the lineup the team has seen an upsurge in scoring. Washington has now won four of their past five games following a 112-108 road win last night against the Denver Nuggets as a +10 ½ point underdog. The total landed over 203 ½ points. It was a big fourth quarter for Washington as they outscore the Nuggets 32-21 in the fourth quarter. The Wizards shot 51% from the floor and connected on 11 of 23 from three. Bradley Beal scored 23 points on 8 of 13 shooting. Washington is currently the worst offense in the NBA as they average under 91 points and 41.7% from the floor. The way the Wizards have been playing lately they may soon leave the basement in these two critical categories.
The Clippers are 18-4 on their home court. The team has won six of their past seven games. They go 3-0 on their just completed road trip following a 90-77 road win on Thursday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves as a -5 point betting favorite. The total landed under 193 ½ points. It was a very good defensive performance by the Clippers as they limit Minnesota to just 35% shooting and 15 fourth quarter points. It was super impressive by the Clippers as they were playing without Chris Paul for the third straight game and in the final game of a road trip they put the clamps on Minnesota. Lamar Odom despite just two points he was a major contributor as he pulled down 12 rebounds and dished out 6 assists in 25 minutes.