Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Clippers

The Washington Wizards journey to the Staples Middle to tackle the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday afternoon in a matinee NBA showdown. The guests are 2.5-point favorites, down some extent from the place the road opened.

The Over-Beneath, or complete variety of factors Vegas thinks might be scored, is 207.5, up some extent from the opener.

Earlier than you lock in your picks for this Japanese Convention showdown, it is advisable to see what SportsLine's superior laptop mannequin is selecting.

It is on a exceptional 33-18 run in top-rated NBA against-the-spread picks. Anybody who has adopted its recommendation is cashing in large proper now.

Now the mannequin has simulated Clippers-Wizards 10,000 occasions and provide you with some shocking outcomes.

One we'll give away: It is calling for Over 207.5 to hit in a whopping 70 % of simulations, whereas solely 52 % of the general public is backing it.

And the mannequin says you may financial institution on one aspect of the unfold hitting effectively over 50 % of the time.

It is aware of the visiting Wizards have gained three of their final 4 video games. Guard Bradley Beal has scored 85 complete factors the final two video games to steer the Wizards to 2 straight wins on their West Coast street journey.

In the meantime, the Clippers have misplaced 4 straight, two at house. Star ahead Blake Griffin is out with a knee harm and, in his stead, 4 totally different gamers have led the crew in scoring the final 4 video games.

However simply because momentum favors the Wizards doesn't suggest they cowl the unfold, particularly on the street in an early afternoon NBA sport.

The Clippers might have simply misplaced back-to-back video games to the Northwest-leading Timberwolves, however they have been by a mixed 12 factors.

If Beal goes chilly, so too might the Wizards. Within the final two video games whereas Beal has been an offensive power, just one different Wizards participant has contributed greater than 20 factors in an outing.

And the underdog is 5-2 in opposition to the unfold within the final seven conferences between these two groups.