NBA betting fans see that the Clippers took Al Thornton with the 14th pick in the draft but he can’t easily replace Brand. He may have a great rookie season but losing Brand is still a huge basketball betting loss. The Clippers added Brevin Knight as NBA betting fans see to replace Shaun Livingston who could be back after the all-star break.
Knight is a weak replacement though according to NBA betting experts and is just a stopgap. The main scorers after the rookie Thornton according to NBA betting experts will be Sam Cassell who is on his last legs, Corey Maggette and Cuttino Mobley.
That doesn’t sound so bad but NBA betting experts point out that none of those players plays any defense and are erratic. The Clippers are going to be a hard team for fans to get a read on. When Cassell and Maggette decide to play they will be a good bet against the basketball betting lines.
When they have off nights the Clippers are most likely going to get blown out versus the NBA betting line. What many fans may want to consider is taking the Clippers over the total in their games.
Since the team doesn’t play any defense and looks to shoot first, their games could easily go over the total more often than not during the 2007-2008 NBA Betting season. Basketball betting fans see that the Clippers will have to hope to hold it together for the first few months and get Brand back earlier than expected.
The problem is that most NBA betting experts think that is unlikely. Experts at NBA betting see a starting lineup of Cassell, Mobley, Chris Kaman, Maggette and Thornton. Most experts at NBA betting see the Clippers having a tough year in 2007-2008.