Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Wednesday Night December 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST.
The (15-5) Los Angeles Clippers of the Western Conference Pacific division will make the trip from the Tinsel town to the largest city in the Hoosiers State to take on the (7-14) Indiana Pacers of the Eastern Conference Central division in 2014 NBA action. The team will play at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. This Sports Handicapper believes the Los Angeles Clippers have the talent and coach to go all the way, but discipline in another issue. Indiana needs their stars to get healthy. The betting line has Indiana as a seven-point home underdog Against The Spread, and the betting odds total is at 200-points for Wednesday Night’s game.
It’s Championship or bust for the 2014-15 Los Angeles Clippers, the team lost in the semi-finals last season to Oklahoma City after beating the Golden State Warriors in the first round. The Clippers beat Phoenix 121-120 in overtime on Monday for their eighth win in a row. The Clippers are 1-4 Against The Point Spread the last five times they have played Indiana. The over is 5-1 the last six meetings between the teams and the Clippers are 4-2 Against The Spread, going over the total four times, staying under once and have a push their last six Winning NBA Expert Betting Picks away from Staples Center. The key to a Clippers win is to play at a fast pace, they have more talent than Indiana, especially with George Hill and Paul George out of the line-up.
The 2014-15 Indiana Pacers have lost five in a row including a 108-92 home loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Indiana is 4-1 Against The Point Spread their last five vs. The Clippers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana is 5-0 ATS their last 5 following a double-digit home loss. Indiana is 4-5-1 Against The Spread, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under four their last ten. The key to an Indiana Pacers win is defense and more defense, they can’t try to run with the Clippers. The Pacers will need to pick up at mid-court and not let the Clippers All-Star point guard freedom in the lane.
Free Pick: Clippers-7.