Los Angeles Clippers vs. Washington Wizards
Two teams in need of a win collide tonight as the Los Angeles Clippers travel to the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Wizards. The Clippers are -3.5 point favorites over the Wizards with an over/under point total set at 188.5.
Head to head, the Clippers are 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington, while the road team is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The Wizards are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Clippers on the other hand are 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 road games vs. a team with a losing home record, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
While the Washington Wizards have reverted back to their losing ways, one could argue they have played better than the slumping Los Angeles Clippers of late. Washington looked like a different team with the return of John Wall at the beginning of the month, however, they are currently riding a four-game losing streak. Meanwhile, the Clippers continue to flounder without Chris Paul as they dropped yet another game, this time falling in Boston 106-104 on Sunday. Los Angeles has now lost six of their last eight games as they continue to fall further behind San Antonio and Oklahoma City for top spot in the West.
Washington has indeed dropped four straight, but you can hardly fault their last three losses in Philadelphia, Memphis and San Antonio, games where they were all favored to lose. The Wizards still have great against the spread stats across the board and apart from their surprising 94-94 loss to Sacramento recently, they have been really good at home, knocking off the likes of Oklahoma City, Atlanta and Chicago.
I expect the Clippers to be pretty desperate to get a win tonight, but I also expect the same type of effort out of the Wizards. While I could see Los Angeles winning, Washington is no joke at home and they should be able to at least keep this one interesting
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