LOCK: CLIPS TT OVER 51 1H
I thought a lot about how to play this one and settled on this route because I was at the game last night and was amazed at what I saw. Now that they are finally healthy we’re seeing a starting five that creates matchup problems across the board against most teams. It all starts with PG play and the Clips have two HOF’s running the show. At any point CP3 or Billups can play on or off the ball, post up opposing guards or spot up for outside shots. When teams start to pay too much attention to them it opens up lanes for Blake and Jordan and everyone forgets about Butler who went off for 17pts in the 1Q last night. Just when you think you have it figured out, Billups heads to the bench and someone has to chase Crawford around screens for the rest of the quarter.
On the other side you have a Lakers team that likes to run early and play methodically through Kobe late. Statistically they score and allow about 3pts more in the 1H than they do in the second. Considering this one is turning into a sorta battle for LA, I expect both teams to come out firing and look to put on a show early. That should allow the Clips, who always start with great energy and have hit 61 and 52 (without Crawford) in the 1H against the Lakers so far this season to name their score in the 1H. It’s the last game before the break, full roster, and a chip on their shoulder vs. the Lakers anyway leads me to believe that they open it up again in the first half. I like the full game TT as well, but just in case they get up big and coast again or it’s tight and the game slows down I think the 1H is a much safer way to go.
Whats up Holmey!! Glad to see the thread is up and running again. Been following for years thru the good times and the craziness...........
Im gonna make my first lock of the year on Eastern Kentucky -12.5.
Eastern kentucky is 12-1 at home with its one loss coming at the hands of Belmont. Tenn Tech is 3-10 on the road and 1-4 on the road in conference. Conference road losses have been by 4 (to 4-8 SIUE), by 12, by 22 and by 19. The top teams in the conference have just pasted them on the road. EKY should roll to an easy win and pu TENN Tech away early.