LA Clippers: Injuries and Win-Total Projection

The LA Clippers injury report is great. They have a win total of 44.5 (2023-02-19). We consider the OVER/UNDER for this total.

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The Pick: OVER 44.5 wins at odds of -130 (bet365)

The LA Clippers are a team with a lot of potential. Heading into the All-Star break the team is five games above .500, a record that represents a little bit of a turnaround with the club. They were in rougher shape about a month ago when they were one game below .500. This is a team that could really come on strong after the All-Star break. Accordingly, this is a team that bettors have to be thinking will beat their win-total target of 44.5.

LA Clippers: Recent Form Alert

  • Formerly: 23 – 24 on January 19th, 2023
  • Currently: 33 – 28 (overall)
  • Recent form: 10 – 4 since January 19th, 2023
  • Recent winning rate: 71.43%
  • LA Clippers’ recent form: 16.55% compared to what they need overall

The chart above shows that the Clippers found their A-game in the last month. Arguably, that could be taken to mean that the break came at a bad time for them. Their momentum was good. Also, they have a clear depth chart for injuries and there isn’t a lot the break will do for them, except rest a couple of their older players.

Kawhi Leonard, in particular, has been off and on the injury reports for the team this season due to knee management. Any time off for him should be welcomed.

LA Clippers: Looking Ahead

  • Games remaining (regular season): 21
  • Minimum overall record needed for OVER to hit: 45 – 37
  • Summary: LA needs 12 wins in their remaining schedule to beat their win total

The 10-4 record that the Clippers posted in the last month should not be ignored when it comes to assessing their win total. Even if LA go just 12-9 for the balance of the season, then they will beat 44.5 as a target.

With Bones Hyland, Eric Gordon, Norman Powell, Nicolas Batum, and Mason Plumlee all coming off of the bench, you will be hard-pressed to find a deeper team in the NBA. That could be a poor man’s starting lineup.

Furthermore, LA has been mentioned as a team that might dabble in more roster moves. The Clippers starting lineup can go toe-to-toe with anyone and the bench should be outplaying all other teams’ benches in the games ahead. LA is a clear value pick to beat their win total as 12 wins after the All-Star break looks very feasible for this contender.

LA Clippers betting recommendation

  • Clippers to win OVER 44.5 games at odds of -130
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