LA Clippers Odds, Betting Guide & Picks for 2019-20
The Clippers pulled in one of the biggest hauls in recent offseason memory, signing Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and trading for All-Pro Paul George. They join a roster that was already a postseason contender, giving the Clippers the league’s deepest roster with arguably its best 1-2 punch. They’re the favorites for a reason.
Here’s the key odds available and how you should bet them:
Clippers Win-Total Betting
The Line: 56.5 with 888sport
Leonard will be a rest candidate throughout the year, and George is already dealing with a nagging shoulder injury that will keep him out until November. Plus, the Clippers are playing for May and June. They’re an elite team, but it will be tough for them to reach this win total.
The Bet: We’ll say they fall short, especially if they rest toward the end of the year with seeding wrapped up. Bet the under.
Clippers Pacific Division Odds
The Line: -167 with DraftKings
Even if the Clippers fail to reach the projected 56.5 win total, it’s hard to argue against them having a better regular-season record than the Lakers or Warriors. Even if Leonard or George miss games, there’s enough remaining talent for them to grab the West’s top spot.
The Bet: This is a good bet, even if the value isn’t there.
Clippers Western Conference Odds
The Line: +200 with FanDuel
Now we’re talking. Leonard and George will dominate the postseason. Their bench is probably the best in the NBA, and their defense will be suffocating. That’s a recipe for success in the postseason.
The Bet: These odds are excellent value for a team with a goal of winning it all.
Clippers NBA Title Odds
The Line: +325 with 888sport
Doc Rivers has a title to his name, and Leonard is fresh off a dominant championship performance himself. Again, the Lakers may present better value (+425), but the Clippers will enter the playoffs as the favorite. The Clippers will be playing late into May and potentially June.
The Bet: This is a smart play.
Best Clippers Player Prop Bets
The odds aren’t great value, but it’s tough to get against the two-time reigning Sixth Man of the Year. Williams will be in that position again for the league’s top team.
The Bet: If he stays healthy, it’d be a shock if Williams didn’t three-peat. This is the right play.
About the Author
Mark Strotman is a veteran sports journalist who has covered the Chicago Bulls and the NBA for NBC Sports Chicago since 2012. His work has also appeared on ESPN.com, FoxSports.com, The Chicago Tribune, Yahoo Sports and NBC Sports. He covered the NBA Playoffs in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 as well as Team USA Basketball in 2014 and 2016. He has also covered high school football and was nominated for a Midwest Emmy in 2016 for his work on a documentary featuring local Chicago product and NFL prospect Miles Boykin. Strotman graduated from Marquette University in 2012 and during his time there reported on the men’s basketball team, covering both the Big East Tournament and NCAA Tournament in 2011 and 2012.