Los Angeles Clippers Betting
The Los Angeles Clippers have not changed much and you can find all their NBA odds from the BetUS sportsbook. There is plenty of opportunity in betting the Clippers per their basketball futures or through live betting. They could be more frequent underdogs when online betting thanks to missing their star player, Kawhi Leonard.
The team is already falling with their NBA conference odds and NBA Championship odds. But when Leonard returns, the team may just win it all. Take a chance to profit with them on the NBA game props and more.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Outlook
- Championship Odds: +1600
- Conference Odds: +650
- Division Odds: +1000
The LA Clippers enter the 2021-22 season undermanned as their best, Kawhi Leonard is recovering from a knee injury. It is unclear when Leonard will be ready but he could miss most of the season. The team went 4-4 in the 2020-21 season without Leonard.
Still, the Clippers should be a lock to make the playoffs with a solid team filled with veterans and two-way players. Paul George redeemed himself with a strong 2021-22 season. Center Serge Ibaka should return soon and will solidify the middle and forward Terance Mann will look to build off a breakout turn in the 2021 playoffs.
Most importantly, coach Tyronn Lue will keep the team competitive unless it is depleted by injuries. The Clippers were tremendous on the betting lines last season and will look to continue overperforming. If they can stay above .500 until Leonard returns, a strong finish could see them challenge for the division title and a deep playoff run.
Clippers 2021-22 Predictions
- Regular Season Record: 51-31
- Conference Standing: Fourth
- Division Standing: Third
Los Angeles Clippers Team Leaders
Leonard is undisputedly the team’s best player. He led the team in scoring (24.8), steals (1.6) and win shares (8.0). The Clippers have been dependent on his ability to score from anywhere on the court, but mainly from mid-range while his ability to guard every team’s best player is what raises the team’s ceiling from a playoff contender to a title threat.
Along with Leonard is George, who shrugged off the slanderous nicknames of “Wayoff P” and “Pandemic P” following his abysmal playoff performance in 2020. George averaged near-identical numbers to Leonard: 23.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 5.2 assists. He also led the franchise to its first Conference Finals appearance.
At +2500 to win the MVP, Leonard is a bit overpriced considering he will miss a lot of games. But George at +6600 has some value. If the Clippers can maintain a top-three seed and challenge for the division until Leonard returns, expect George to receive some MVP votes.
The Clippers did overachieve a little last season, especially going by their betting record. Los Angeles’ “other” team went 10-10 as an underdog, the third-best record in the NBA. It also had a 50-40-1 spread record, the seventh-best.
The team finished with the fourth-best offensive rating and eighth-best defense but it was a roller coaster on both ends. The Clippers were at one point, the hottest offense in the NBA. They had three separate winning streaks of six or more games and were casually blowing out opponents. Los Angeles’s 31-7 (.815) record in ten-point games was the second-best in the league.
And though their defense was at times, spotty, the team eventually cleaned up and was a force. It never lost more than three straight games and finished the season with the second-best rating per basketball reference’s Simple Rating System (SRS). Had Leonard not gotten hurt, we could have seen the Clippers win the NBA title.
Eric Bledsoe, guard, Memphis Grizzlies
Justise Winslow, guard/forward, Memphis Grizzlies
Harry Giles, forward/center, Portland Trail Blazers
Patrick Beverley, guard, Minnesota Timberwolves
Rajon Rondo, guard, Los Angeles Lakers
Demarcus Cousins, center, free agent
Quentin Grimes, guard, Houston
Tyronn Lue begins his second season with the Clippers after compiling a 47-25 record in 2021-22. He took the franchise to its first Conference Finals. Not bad for his first year. But this is the savviness of Coach Lue, who only just led the Cleveland Cavaliers to its first and only NBA title in his first head coaching role.
The 44-year-old is renowned for his ability to design plays and make in-game adjustments. With his tactical mind, he can make teams perform better than the sum of their parts. Of course, having a low-key demeanor is also helpful in managing the egos of his superstars.