Clippers Win 6 Straight: Are They A Safe Bet In The NBA?
The Los Angeles Clippers have been brought back to life. The NBA team who has the worst luck jumped to the 7th spot in the West after taking down the Denver Nuggets. With that, they won 6 straight games that featured a one-point win against the Hawks, a road-upset win against the Warriors, then back-to-back wins over the Kings, and another 11-point upset win against the Rockets, which spoiled Chris Paul’s return to the Staples Arena that almost backfired a locker room brawl.
Injuries And The Clippers
It’s worth noting that the Clips won all of the games above with a 10-man roster. They lost Patrick Beverley a couple of months ago to a season-ending injury, Austin Rivers to a heel injury that kept Rivers out of action since December, and Danilo Gallinari who is going through his second injury of the season has limited the forward to suit up as a Clipper for only 11 games. To make things worse for the Clippers, their star center, DeAndre Jordan rolled his left ankle against the Kings after a dunk attempt, ruling him out of action indefinitely.
Amidst of all the injuries, Lou Williams carried the Clippers out of the hole and posted a career high in points. Williams started the season as the sixth man for the Clips—in which he’s mostly known for his entire NBA career—but as the Clippers were plagued with injuries, Sweet Lou started for 13 games, where he posted his all-time career-high 50 points scored. Furthermore, he leads the Clippers in minutes played, PER, VORP, points per game, and in 3-point field goals. Williams was the spark plug that the Clippers really needed after all the injuries.
End Of An Era Or Extend The Lob City
With all of these in mind, the Clippers seemed to have found their identity. The Point Blake strategy didn’t to work, and Milos Teodosic at the offensive helm works better. Lou Williams as their main scoring option helps take the load off of Blake Griffin. But this poses a problem for predictions and bets, as this also affects your Bitcoin sports betting, depending on which direction the Clips take.
DeAndre Jordan, the Clippers go-to center since the Lob City era, becomes an unrestricted free-agent by 2019. Of which, the center is on trade rumors, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Milwaukee Bucks as the frontrunner teams eyeing Jordan as a trade target. If the Clips were to trade Jordan, they would lose their potential to compete in the playoffs. Although, if Jordan were to be traded, it signals a possible rebuild for the Clippers. Will Jordan get traded or will the Clips extend his contract?
Clippers And Bitcoin Futures Odds
The Clippers are +7,500 odds to win the Western Conference. But the reality is, the Warriors own the West. For now, avoid betting on Bitcoin futures in the conference and stick on market lines that gives better opportunities to grow your bankroll. There’s no stopping the Bitcoin basketball odds from heating up now that the teams are starting to gel. Expect more exciting moments and surprises to come your way.