7* NBA *HEAVY HITTER* on Clippers +6.5

7* NBA *HEAVY HITTER* on Clippers +6.5

LA Clippers vs. Memphis, 05/03/2013 21:30 EDT, Score: 105 - 118

Point Spread: +6½/-110 LA Clippers

Sportsbook: WilliamHill

Result: Loss

7* NBA *HEAVY HITTER* on Clippers +6.5
The Key: The Clippers have lost three straight since winning the first two games of the series, but I expect them to take Memphis right down to the wire in this do-or-die Game 6. This is a lot of points for L.A. to be catching even if Blake Griffin isn't able to go. The Clippers are still the more talented team offensively, and they are capable of playing better defense. They ranked in the top 10 in both scoring defense and field goal percentage defense during the regular season, and I expect a very strong effort defensively in this elimination game. The two days in between games should help as the Clippers are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games when playing on 2 days' rest. The Clipps are also 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a double-digit loss at home. L.A. is 39-24 ATS the last two seasons when out for revenge for a loss to an opponent, and this trend tightens up to 18-7 ATS when playing with double revenge. They have won by an average score of 97.5 to 92.5 in these 25 instances. Take the points.


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