|-8.5 LAC (-103) @ pinnacle|
8* Take the LA Clippers (#725)
There’s no debate here — the Clippers are the better of these two teams. They’re not happy one bit about blowing a double digit fourth quarter lead in Game 5, unable to close out the series when they had the chance. I’ll give Denver some credit — they’re a ‘character’ team, not going to quit, and they hit a bunch of tough shots down the stretch on Friday Night. I wouldn’t count on those same shots falling on Sunday. And a 3-1 series deficit against Utah isn’t the same as a 3-1 series deficit against LA. The Clippers aren’t likely to fall asleep during crunch time two games in a row. Their loaded bench isn’t likely to have another very rough outing. And Doc Rivers has guided them to a remarkable 24-5 SU, 22-7 ATS record coming off a loss from Day 1 this year; a trend worth riding in Game 6. Expect the cream to rise to the top…. Take the Clippers.