Washington Wizards (1-4) vs Los Angeles Clippers (3-2)Date : 10/28/2018
Time : 9:30 PM ET
Location : Staples Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Washington Wizards vs Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers will be back home for a game as they will welcome the Wizards to Staples center the Clippers are coming off a blowout victory against the Rockets while the Wizards have now lost two straight games after their overtime win in Portland. Game tips off at 9:30 PM ET.
Washington Wizards's Latest Performance :
The Wizards are now 1-4 to start the season it is very unlikely because they have two all-stars on the roster in Wall and Beal but losing to a team like the Kings is unacceptable. Porter continues to struggle with his outside shot he’s only 5-of-21 from deep and that doesn’t help the Wizards win games. Oubre had 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting and 5-of-8 from deep. He added nine rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, and five 3-pointers, and he’s now played 29 or more minutes in three straight with averages of 20.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.7 triples in that span. The team is still without Dwight Howard who is still dealing with a back problem. Once Howard returns from injury he could solve all the Wizards problems and they might be able to win games. They could have been 0-5 to start the season if they didn’t win in overtime against the Blazers. The Wizards have a great team on paper but something doesn’t seem right in the locker room it will be interesting to see how they play against the Clippers.
Los Angeles Clippers's Latest Performance :
Arguably their best win of the season as they took down the Rockets. The Clippers have no real star on the roster but they play together as a team, however, Montrezi Harrell scored a career-high 30 points against his former team. He lived in the paint and cleaned up at the line, making 14-of-15 from the stripe. Harrell had 21 and five at the end of the third. It was the second time this week that the Clippers has taken down the Rockets. Teodosic was the primary beneficiary of Luc Mbah a Moute’s absence, earning minutes at backup point guard while Gilgeous-Alexander moved up to the 3. Teo was marvelous in his season debut, showing the passing versatility that made him such a coveted free agent coming over from Europe. He led LA with 5 assists and chipped in 8 points and 6 rebounds. LA has now won three games over teams missing an All-Star guard. Although they have certainly benefited from a bit of health luck, the Clippers have taken advantage of the opportunities presented to them. Playing against the Wizards they will have to do their best at containing John Wall and company.
How Washington Wizards & Los Angeles Clippers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Clippers are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
Wizards are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss.
Against The Spread Selection: Los Angeles Clippers -4
My reason for the pick :
The Clippers are set to take advantage of the Wizards as they should be able to come out with a win in this game. The Wizards problem will get worst and worst after John Wall and Bradley Beal pubically called out teammates. It is going to be tough for the Wizards to play their regular basketball with all the tension they have going on inside the locker room. It is fortunate for the Clippers as they will be playing a troublesome Wizards team. If the Clippers stick to their game plan they should be able to get the job done at home.
Betting trends for Washington Wizards:
- Wizards are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Clippers:
- Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.