The Clippers Could Be Hidden Value with NBA Lines

July 9th, 2020 NBA Basketball, Sports Betting

Kawhi Leonard could go down in history as among the most transformative players ever. Last year Leonard carried the Toronto Raptors to the 2019 NBA title. It was the first NBA world championship in team history. Leonard was named Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals. However, his miracle work is still not done. Leonard returned to his native Los Angeles as a free agent. His deal with the Clippers made them a marquee power. Take the case of them always being LA’s “second team” with the NBA lines. LA showed on the hardwood they have NBA title potential.

2020 LA Clippers Odds to Win

Odds to win NBA Championship:+333
Odds to win the Eastern Conference:+180
A record at Time of COVID-19 Suspension:44-20 straight up, 35-29 against the spread, 29-34 under the total, 2nd place in Western Conference, 5.5 games out of first place

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LA Clippers 2020 NBA Restart Schedule

Thursday, July 30, 9 p.m. ET, TNT: Los Angeles Lakers
Saturday, August 1, 6 p.m. ET, ESPN: New Orleans Pelicans
Tuesday, August 4, 4 p.m. ET, NBATV: Phoenix Suns
Thursday, August 6, 6:30 p.m. ET, TNT: Dallas Mavericks
Saturday, August 8, 1 p.m. ET, TNT: Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, August 9, 9 p.m. ET, NBATV: Brooklyn Nets
Wednesday, August 12, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN: Denver Nuggets
Friday, August 14, TBD: Oklahoma City Thunder

Los Angeles Clippers Odds Overview

Fashion the vastly improved image of the Clippers with the sports betting public. Not that long-ago LA was one of the least appealing teams on the board. As a franchise, they lacked identity and historic success. Namely, Leonard is quickly changing those expectations. So too are handicappers paying close attention to every Clippers matchup. As play restarts after a four-month break LA is among the top wagering choices. A modest profit before the shutdown was noticed by a weary gambling community. Specifically, the Clippers remain second to the Lakers. But in a much more promising way.

2020 Los Angeles Clippers Assessment

Starting with one of the best offenses in the NBA have the Clippers emerged. Leonard leads the team with 26.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game. The 2019 Finals were the second time he was named series Most Valuable Player. In sum, he is a four-time NBA All-Star. NBA Finals upsets are rare. Toronto’s championship caught everyone off guard. This is why fans and gamblers believe Leonard can do it again with LA.

In the same way, is Paul George a key component of the Clippers. He joined up with Leonard in LA after starring for Oklahoma City. George takes much of the workload off of Leonard. So far, he is averaging 21 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.

Coach Doc Rivers Championship Credentials

Since 1999 Doc Rivers has been patrolling NBA sidelines as a head coach. He has been successful with the NBA betting odds at every stop. He was NBA Coach of the Year at Orlando. And he won the 2008 NBA Finals as head coach of Boston.

2020 Los Angeles Clippers Keys to Success

On this occasion, the Clippers may offer better value than other top chalks. Against the Lakers, they will remain underdogs. Correspondingly the Lakers draw a lot of casual betting money. That inflates their price in a way that Clipper’s backers won’t have to deal with. Additionally, Rivers is an asset on the bench.

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