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Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Clippers Point Spread Pick

Time: 10:30 PM EST Wednesday January 29, 2014, FSW2

Location: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California

The L.A. Clippers host the Washington Wizards in a non-conference match up.

In their last games: The Wizards beat the Golden State Warriors 88-85 and the Clippers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-86.

The Wizards did not shoot a good overall FG% in their win over the Warriors, but hit on 10 of their 22 3-pointers and held Golden State to 37.5% shooting.

In their easy win over the woeful Bucks the Clippers dominated on both ends of the court shooting 54.4% from the floor and held Milwaukee to 38.2% shooting.

These 2 teams met earlier this season in Washington and the Clippers crushed the Wizards 113-97.


Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Wizards have a decent defense ranking 11th in the league in opponents’ points allowed and will face a Clippers’ squad that is the 3rd highest scoring team in the league.

The Clippers have won 3 straight and 8 of their last 10 games and the Wizards are coming off a win and are 6-4 in their last 10 games.

The road team is 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 games between these 2 teams.

The Clippers are 9-1 in their last 10 games against the Wizards.

Betting Odds
Point Spread: Clippers -8.5
Over/Under Total Line: 207
Moneyline: Wizards +325 / Clippers -400

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Washington Wizards: 22-22 SU 23-21 ATS
L.A. Clippers: 32-15 SU 28-19 ATS

Key Betting Trends

• WASH is 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games.
• WASH is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
• WASH has an Under record of 9-4 in their last 13 road games.
• LA is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
• LA is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
• LA has an Over record of 6-2 in their last 8 games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Washington Wizards: 88.80
L.A. Clippers: 96.25

Key Player Injuries

[F] 11/29/2013 – Al Harrington out indefinitely ( Knee )

[G] 01/03/2014 – Chris Paul out indefinitely ( Shoulder )

Point Spread Pick

The Wizards are in a back to back spot which is not the scheduling spot that you want to be in facing the high flying Clippers who are coming off of a successful Eastern team crushing 6-2 road trip. The road trip is the key here with teams playing their first game after an extended opposite coast road trip being a great go against. We’ll roll the dice here and ride a strong system play.
Take the Washington Wizards +8.5
Bet this game at and Lay -105 instead of -110 on this game!

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