Clippers dominating Eastern opponents
Bettors should consider laying the points with the Clippers today when they host the Bulls at 3:30PM ET on ABC.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Clippers are 5.5-point home favorites versus the Bulls while the over/under sits at 203.5 points. Los Angeles opened as a 5-point favorite before the number was bet up, while the total has also been bet up a full point after opening at 202.5.
Why Bet the Clippers..
First of all, they've been just fine without Blake Griffin. They've won 14 of 17 games since he first suffered a quadriceps injury and now a broken hand after punching a team staff member last weekend. L.A. is also playing well defensively of late, holding opponents below 95 points in nine of its last 18 games.
The Clippers are feasting at the betting window against Eastern Conference opponents as well. They're 9-2-1 against the spread in their last 12 games versus the conference and are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. In this series, they're 5-2 at the betting window in their last seven games versus Chicago.
Speaking of the Bulls, they've struggled to cover coming off wins. They're 0-4 against the spread in their last four games off a victory and haven't won two straight games in more than three weeks (losing seven of 11). They're just 3-8 against the number in their last 11 games overall.