The Washington Wizards travel to Crypto.com Arena to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday afternoon. The Wizards are 11-18 overall and in the midst of a massive slump. They've dropped seven straight and 11 of their last 12 matchups. Meanwhile, Los Angeles has a 17-14 overall record. This will be the final contest of the regular season between these teams, with the Clippers winning the first game 114-107. Paul George (knee) and Reggie Jackson (Achilles) are questionable for Los Angeles, while Norman Powell (groin) and Ivica Zubac (knee) have been ruled out. Bradley Beal (hamstring) is questionable for Washington. The Wizards have ruled out Rui Hachimura (ankle) and Delon Wright (hamstring).
Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is the 7-point favorite in the latest Wizards vs. Clippers odds at Caesars Sportsbook. The over/under for total points is set at 221.5. Before making any Clippers vs. Wizards picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Clippers vs. Wizards and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Wizards vs. Clippers:
- Wizards vs. Clippers spread: Los Angeles -7
- Wizards vs. Clippers over/under: 221.5 points
- Wizards vs. Clippers money line: Los Angeles -278, Washington +222
- WAS: Over is 7-1-2 in the Wizards' last 10 games following a straight-up loss
- LAC: Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall
- Wizards vs. Clippers picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Clippers can cover
George (questionable, knee) is one of the most skilled players in the league. George owns an array of moves to beat his man. The seven-time All-Star has the ability to be a difference-maker defensively due to his length and relentlessness. He's averaging 23.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists. In his last game, George logged a triple-double of 17 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.
Guard John Wall provides Los Angeles with a spark plug off the bench. Wall is able to impact the game as a facilitator and scorer. The Kentucky product excels in transition and loves to play downhill. He's putting up 12.3 points and 5.5 assists per game. In his last contest, Wall finished with 12 points, four rebounds and five assists.
Why the Wizards can cover
Center Kristaps Porzingis is a dynamic two-way force in the paint. Porzingis hovers around the lane and provides the Wizards with a superb shot-blocker. The 27-year-old has an all-around offensive game including a reliable jumper from the perimeter. Porzingis is leading the team in points (22.6), rebounds (8.9) and blocks (1.6).
Forward Kyle Kuzma has been an effective and reliable threat in the frontcourt. Kuzma has the athleticism to finish through contact in the paint while spacing the floor. The Utah product thrives in transition and catch-and-shoot situations. He's averaging 21.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Kuzma has also knocked down at least four 3-pointers in four straight games. In his last contest against Los Angeles, he dropped 35 points and 12 boards.
How to make Wizards vs. Clippers picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 227 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70% of simulations. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.
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