15* NBA Monday No-Doubt Rout on Los Angeles Clippers -4.5
LA Clippers vs. Philadelphia,
02/11/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 107 - 90
Point Spread: -4½/-110 LA Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers are undervalued right now due to a recent stretch that has been their worst basketball of the season. They have lost eight of their last 12 games overall while going 4-8 ATS in the process.
However, a big reason for their struggles was a long list of injuries to their star players. Well, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Chauncey Billups and Jamal Crawford have all recently returned to the line-up. It paid off big with a dominant 102-88 win at New York on Sunday.
Philadelphia is no match for Los Angeles, especially with the injuries it is dealing with right now. Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson remain out, but the biggest loss is Thaddeus Young, who is out indefinitely with a hamstring injury.
Young is one of the most underrated players in the league as he is 2nd on the 76ers in scoring (14.9 PPG), 1st in rebounding (7.4 RPG) and 1st in steals (1.6 SPG). He is also the only Philadelphia player shooting better than 48% (52.2) from the field.
The 76ers are clearly missing Young as they have been atrocious offensively without him. They have scored 78.0 points per game while shooting 7 for 44 from 3-point range in their last three contests.
Philadelphia is 5-14 ATS in its last 19 vs. Western Conference opponents. The 76ers are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Clippers are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games following a SU win of more than 10 points. Los Angeles is 16-6 ATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points this season. Take the Clippers Monday.