NBA odds bettors are falling in love with the Clippers Blake Griffin as he is the leading candidate for Rookie of the Year as a key up and coming NBA betting asset.
The New Orleans Hornets will host the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night with a starting time of 9:30 PM ET. Sports-Gambling will have side and total odds on this Western Conference matchup so be sure and open your account for all of the action today.
The Clippers had a basketball sports betting record of 21-35 straight up and 27-28-1 against the spread with a road mark of 11-14-1 against the number. The Clippers went under the total in just 10 out of 26 away games. The Clippers were limping into the All Star Break with poor play and board value as they paid out in just 3 out of 9 games from February 2 through February 16.
LA ranked 16th in the NBA for scoring offense and 19th for scoring defense. Despite the bad results the future looks bright for the Clippers as for the first time in memory they have a bona fide superstar franchise player in rookie Blake Griffin.
Griffin was second on the team in scoring with 22.8 points per game and was also the top rebounder on the Clippers with 12.6 per game. Guard Eric Gordon led LA with 24.1 points per game. In time the Clippers are going to be a contender.
New Orleans had a betting basketball mark of 33-25 straight up and 27-30-1 against the spread. The Hornets were 13-15 against the board at home with 11 of their 28 games as a host going over the total. The fact that New Orleans is a likely playoff team is a surprise to many due to their ownership problems which are currently in limbo.
The Hornets offense is another problem as it ranked 27th in the league for scoring while the defense was a rock solid 4th for points allowed. The Hornets were awful heading into the All Star Break with just 1 payout in 10 games with the NBA odds as handicappers were wondering if they would wear down in the season’s second half.