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The Los Angeles Clippers continue their East Coast swing on Thursday night in the first half of the TNT doubleheader of NBA betting action against the Brooklyn Nets.
The Clippers are coming off a 102-98 victory over Milwaukee this past Wednesday night as two-point road underdogs to raise their overall record to 8-4 straight-up and 7-5 against the spread. The total stayed UNDER the 213-point closing line after going OVER in their previous four games. The win moved Los Angeles into a tie with Golden State atop the Pacific Division.
It’s already starting to feel like the Golden State Warriors are going to be able to step it up this year and challenge for the Pacific Division title. They take on the favorites to win the division, the Los Angeles Clippers in the second half of the TNT doubleheader on Thursday night.
The 2012/2013 NBA season marked the changing of the guard in the city of Los Angeles as the Clippers moved to the top of class ahead of the aging Lakers. Led by Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, the Clippers finished the regular season in first place in the Pacific Division at 56-26 while the Lakers stumbled to third at 45-37.
The Clippers cruised to a 2-0 lead in this series, but after three-straight setbacks including Tuesday night’s 103-93 loss at home as 5.5-point favorites, they find themselves on the brink of elimination in this best-of-seven opening round playoff series. Making matters worse, they will need to win Friday night’s game on the road where they were blown-out by a combined 31 points in games’ three and four.
The Clippers and Grizzlies first round series last year went to seven games, and this series looks like it could be headed on the same path. Los Angeles took care of business in the first two games and home and then Memphis took care of business in the next two games on their home floor. This series returns to Los Angeles with the score tied up at two games each. Let’s take a look at this pivotal Game 5 matchup.
Los Angeles comes into Game 3 of this best-of-seven opening round series holding a 2-0 edge, but it has to feel somewhat lucky after surviving a close call this past Monday in a 93-91 win as a 5.5-point home favorite. This was after it blew the Grizzlies out 112-91 as a 5.5-point favorite at home in last Saturday’s Game 1. The total has gone OVER in both games.
The Los Angeles Clippers took the opening game of their first round series against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night to take the 1-0 series lead. They can sweep the mini-series if they can get the job done on Monday night at Staples Center.
For the second straight season, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Clippers are going to be in action in the first round of the playoffs against one another, and the action should be furious, especially on the defensive side of the court. These two will meet in NBA betting action on Saturday in the last of four games on the evening.
Teams that are very likely to meet in the first round of the playoffs face off in a critical NBA betting showdown on Saturday night at the FedEx Forum, as the Memphis Grizzlies take on the Los Angeles Clippers.