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Los Angeles Clippers Betting and Team Guide

Throughout the NBA season, a lot of people take part in Los Angeles Clippers betting activities. You can place wagers on futures, outrights, and more. Regardless of what you’re betting on, it’s a good idea to do your homework. Luckily for you, we’re doing most of it in this team guide. It will highlight key facts about the organization and the latest LA Clippers news and updates for the current season.

Los Angeles Clippers Betting in 2019-20

Let’s take a look at the different Los Angeles Clippers betting options for the 2019-20 NBA season.

Latest Los Angeles Clippers Odds for 2019-20

Los Angeles Clippers to Win the 2020 NBA Championship+350
Los Angeles Clippers to Win the 2020 NBA Western Conference+225
Los Angeles Clippers to Win the 2020 NBA Pacific Division+140

Los Angeles Clippers Predictions for 2019-20

  • Current Prediction: 57-60 wins
  • Current Pick: Win the NBA Championship +350
  • Last Updated: January 2nd

The odds for the Los Angeles Clippers have dropped even further in comparison to the start of the summer. The team is viewed as one the top contenders for the NBA Championship and for a good reason.

And yet, I don’t think any of the prices right now is high enough for a bet. There are too many other franchises that will be strong, especially in the West.

Previous Los Angeles Clippers Predictions

October 14

  • Prediction: Top 3 seed in the West, a main contender for the NBA Championship.
  • Pick: No recommended bet

The odds for the Los Angeles Clippers have dropped even further in comparison to the start of the summer. The team is viewed as one the top contenders for the NBA Championship and for a good reason.

And yet, I don’t think any of the prices right now is high enough for a bet. There are too many other franchises that will be strong, especially in the West.

Season Preview

After the summer that the LA Clippers had, it’s no surprise to see them as one of the favorites to win the NBA Championship. With Kawhi Leonard and Paul George on the roster, as well as the core from last season, this team is certainly among the best in the NBA.

It has two superstars, a strong bench, and a bunch of guys that play tough defense. The Clippers have the potential to be a top 5 franchise in both offense and defense.

Considering the injury records of both Kawhi and Paul George, I think they’ll control the load in the regular season. However, once the playoffs are here, this should be the team to beat.

As it stands, though, the odds for the Clippers are too short because of the euphoria around the team. So, we don’t recommend you back them right now. Instead, you should probably wait for a while and try to get a better value.

Los Angeles Clippers News and Updates

January 2nd, by Michael Wynn

Patrick Beverly sprained his right wrist on December 28th and is hoping to only miss a few games. Fortunately, Landry Shamet returned from an ankle injury on December 14th and proceeded to shoot over 51% from beyond the arc in eight December games.

Most teams would suffer without their starting point guard in the lineup, but then again, most teams don’t have a 6th man as capable and as proficient as Lou Williams.

Previous News and Updates

October 14, by Jerry Summer

The preseason games of the LA Clippers have been slow, but Kawhi Leonard and Paul George haven’t been involved. I expect to see a patient approach with both of them, as they’ve had their fair share of injuries in the past several years.

The Clippers won’t be pushing as hard as possible in the regular season, because they know they could beat anybody in the playoffs. A top 4 seed and enough energy for the postseason will be the ultimate goal and the preseason confirms that strategy.

July 7, by Jerry Summer

One of the biggest questions for this NBA offseason appears to be answered! Kawhi Leonard will play for the Clippers and he will be joined by Paul George. The franchise will have both superstars at their disposal in the next three seasons.

The organization better win something during that period, as the deal for Paul George included five future first-round picks, Danilo Gallinari, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

That puts the whole future of the Clippers at risk, but they’re an instant contender for the NBA crown.

More Los Angeles Clippers and NBA Betting for 2019-20

For those of you that need more information and advice for betting on the league, here are a couple of important pages related to the NBA as a whole.

You should also check our blog on a regular basis. Our writers post about the LA Clippers and the NBA all the time. There are plenty of picks, predictions, and updates. Here are a couple of examples.

The Los Angeles Clippers in 2019-20

Los Angeles Clippers Roster in 2019-20

No matter what kind of Los Angeles Clippers betting opportunities you decide to go with, knowing the roster will be essential. Let’s look at the players that will be part of the franchise in 2019-20.

  • Patrick Beverley – Guard
  • Terance Mann – Guard
  • Landry Shamet – Guard
  • Lou Williams – Guard
  • Sindarius Thornwell – Guard
  • Jerome Robinson – Guard
  • Kawhi Leonard – Forward
  • Paul George – Forward
  • Maurice Harkless – Forward
  • Wilson Chandler – Forward
  • Montrezl Harrell – Forward
  • JaMychal Green – Forward
  • Mfiondu Kabengele – Forward
  • Johnathan Motley – Forward
  • Bogdan Bliznyuk – Forward
  • Reggie Upshaw – Forward
  • Amir Coffey – Forward
  • Tyler Harris – Forward
  • Thomas Wimbush – Forward
  • Ivica Zubac – Center
  • Angel Delgado – Center

Projected Starting Lineup

The starting lineup for each team is expected to play the most and contribute the most. Here are the guys that should be doing that for the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2019-20 season.

  • Patrick Beverley Point Guard
  • Paul George Shooting Guard
  • Kawhi Leonard Small Forward
  • Montrezl Harrell Power Forward
  • Ivica Zubac Center

There’s no doubt that the two big stars of this team and main scorers will be Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Both are exceptional in offense and defense. They can score from three or exploit mismatches in isolation, they can guard the opposition’s best player, and they can handle the ball well.

The rest of the team will simply have to provide some help every now and then for the Clippers to perform well. Patrick Beverley will contribute with some outside shooting and defense, while Montrezl Harrell and Ivica Zubac will be expected to grab some boards and protect the rim.

Both are young enough to improve from the previous season and big things are expected from the Croatian center. He has the potential to become an absolute monster under the rim and the guidance of experienced stars like Leonard and PG should help him a lot.

Depth and Bench

The Los Angeles Clippers were among the best teams when it comes to their bench last season and that hasn’t changed much. The main threat in offense will once again be Lou Williams who is one of the best sixth men in the history of the NBA.

If you add guys like Landry Shamet, Maurice Harkless, JaMychal Green, Jerome Robinson, and others, it’s easy to see why the Clippers shouldn’t worry at all about the performance of their second unit.

Los Angeles Clippers Staff in 2019-20

Let’s take a look at the key Los Angeles Clippers personnel that works off the court.

  • Head Coach: Doc Rivers
  • Coaching Staff: Rex Kalamian (Asst. Coach), Sam Cassell (Asst. Coach), Brendan O’Connor (Asst. Coach), Armond Hill (Asst. Coach), John Welch (Asst. Coach), J.P. Clark (Asst. Coach for Player Development), Dee Brown (Asst. Coach for Player Development), Jasen Powell (Trainer)
  • Ownership: Steve Ballmer
  • General Manager: Michael Winger

Doc Rivers is one of the best active NBA coaches and already has a ring with the Celtics. His staff is pretty much the same that built a competitive Clippers roster that reached the playoffs and won two games against the Warriors last season.

They now have what many believe to be the best NBA team after the arrival of Kawhi and Paul George. We expect Rivers to manage the playing time of his stars well during the regular season and get the best out of them in the playoffs.

Los Angeles Clippers Schedule in 2019-20

The schedule of the Clippers will be crucial for all betting activities, especially if you consider the injury record of both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. There will be moments when those two won’t be playing much and this will affect the performance and results of the team.

It’s good to try and predict them beforehand. This is exactly what we intend to do in this section once the NBA schedule is released.

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Los Angeles Clippers Overview and Key Info

The Clippers started in snowy Buffalo, New York, as the Buffalo Braves in 1970. But since 1978, they’ve been a West Coast team, and they’ve been known as the Los Angeles Clippers since 1984.

Taking into account their years in Buffalo, as well as when they were known as the San Diego Clippers, the franchise has recorded 13 playoff appearances and won their first divisional titles in 2013 and 2014.

What they haven’t earned as yet, though, is an NBA championship or even a trip to the NBA Finals. Along with the Nuggets, Timberwolves, Pelicans, Hornets, Raptors, and Grizzlies, the Clippers are one of seven teams that have never won the conference title needed for an NBA Finals appearance.

In 2013, Doc Rivers, former championship-winning head coach for the Boston Celtics, became the 25th coach in Clippers’ franchise history.

Los Angeles Clippers – Key Info
Established
1970
Current Team Location
In Los Angeles, California, since 1984
Division
Western Conference – Pacific
Arena
Staples Center
G League Team
Agua Caliente Clippers
Website
www.nba.com/clippers
Team Value (Forbes 2018)
$2.15 billion

Los Angeles Clippers History

The history of the Los Angeles Clippers is broken down into three parts that coincide with three different cities.

Buffalo Braves

Along with the Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers, the Clippers franchise began in 1970. The team is originally from Buffalo, New York, and was called the Boston Braves for the first eight seasons. The Braves played at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium along with the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres.

Dolph Schayes and Johnny McCarthy were the first two head coaches. But the Braves didn’t have a winning or post-season until the fourth season in, under head coach Jack Ramsay and led by Buffalo’s 1972 draft selection Bob McAdoo.

McAdoo became both Rookie of the Year and the league’s MVP. He was on the roster from 1972 through 1976, and the Braves had three out of four playoff years with a 9-13 record.

San Diego Clippers

In 1978, the team was sold to Irv Levin, who also owned the Boston Celtics. Levin relocated the Braves to San Diego as a replacement team for the Rockets that had moved to Houston in ’71. The new Clippers name was derived from the ships that frequented San Diego Bay.

The San Diego Clippers took up residency at the San Diego Sports Arena. Despite the talents of Bill Walton, World B. Free, and Rookie of the Year Terry Cummings, the San Diego-based team only had one winning season, finishing at 43-39 in 1979.

Los Angeles Clippers

In ’82, the team changed hands once again. Levin sold to Donald Sterling, an LA-based real estate attorney and developer. With losing records and ever-declining attendance in San Diego, Sterling moved the team north to Los Angeles.

The problem with the move was that Sterling didn’t have league permission and was subsequently fined $250 million. After threats of countersuits, the parties settled. Sterling paid a $6 million fine, and the San Diego Clippers became the Los Angeles Clippers.

In their Buffalo and San Diego years, the team had only made three playoff appearances, and it wasn’t much better in LA, at least not for the first seven seasons. In 1992 and ’93, coach Larry Brown led the Clippers to back-to-back post-seasons and their first regular-season winning record in 13 years.

Recent Momentum

It wasn’t until the past decade that the Clippers got some playoffs momentum going. They had one first-round loss in 1997 and no other post-season action from 1994 through 2006. In 2012, though, Los Angeles beat the Grizzlies in the first round, and although they were ultimately defeated by the Spurs in the conference semifinals, this would be their first of six consecutive playoff seasons.

Coach Vinny Del Negro started the post-season stretch, followed by current head coach Doc Rivers, who took the reins in 2013. Blake Griffin, Jamal Crawford, and Chris Paul all contributed to three first-round series victories and the Clippers’ first two division titles, consecutively earned in 2013-14.

The Clippers may not have earned a championship as yet, but they have had some impressive names on their roster over the years. Seven Hall of Famers including Bill Walton, Bob McAdoo, Moses Malone, Dominique Wilkins, Adrian Dantley, Jamaal Wilkes, and Grant Hill have all played for the Clippers. Coaches Jack Ramsay and Larry Brown are also inductees.

LA Clippers Championships and Playoffs

  • 0 NBA Championships:
  • 0 Conference Titles:
  • 2 Division Titles: 2014, 2013

Home Court – Staples Center

  • Inaugurated: 1999
  • Renovated: 2010
  • Capacity: 19,060
  • Former Names: n/a

In the NFL, the New York Jets and New York Giants both share MetLife Stadium. In the NBA, the only two teams to currently share an arena are the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers. They’ve been co-tenants at the Staples Center since it opened in 1999. While both teams had previously used the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, the Lakers tenancy of 1960-67 pre-dated the Clippers.

LA Live

The Staples Center is part of a large complex called LA Live. It includes the adjoining Los Angeles Convention Center as well as retail shops, restaurants, residential, and office space.

In addition to the Clippers and Lakers who have slightly different seating configurations, the Staples Center is also home to the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings.

The arena offers 2,500 club seats in the lower bowl as well as 160 luxury suites on three levels. It’s a multi-purpose arena in downtown Los Angeles that accommodates concerts and a variety of special events.

  • Venue Address: Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
  • Mailing Address: Los Angeles Clippers, 1212 S. Flower Street, 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015
  • Phone: 213-204-2800

Los Angeles Clippers Head Coaches

Dolph Schayes was the first of 25 head coaches for the Clippers since 1970. Schayes coached for one 22-61 inaugural season for the Buffalo Braves, just down the turnpike from where he won his 1955 NBA championship with the Syracuse Nationals.

Top 10 Coaches

Schayes was followed by Johnny McCarthy, and then four seasons with Jack Ramsay, one of the two “top 10 coaches in NBA history” who coached for the Clippers franchise. The other was Bill Fitch, who also spent four seasons (1994-98) but was unable to produce a winning record for his term.

Ramsay did lead the Braves to three winning seasons, though, and their first three post-seasons (1974-76). Under Bill Fitch, the Clippers had one playoff season in 1997.

Winning Records

Hall of Famer Larry Brown (1992-93) and Vinny Del Negro (2010-13) are two of the winningest coaches percentage-wise with .547 and .557 respectively. Current head coach Doc Rivers is at the top of the leaderboard, though, with .632 at the end of the 2017-2018 regular season.

Last 10 Los Angeles Clippers Head Coaches
#YearsNameW-L%Playoffs%Championships
25 2013 –Doc Rivers307-185.624 20-26.435
242010-13Vinny Del Negro128-102.5576-11.353
232010Kim Hughes8-25.242X-X
222003-10Mike Dunleavy, Sr.215-326.3977-5.583
212013Dennis Johnson8-16.333X-X
202000-03Alvin Gentry89-133.401X-X
192000Jim Todd4-33.108X-X
181998-00Chris Ford20-75.211X-X
171994-98Bill Fitch99-229.3020-3.000
161993-94Bob Weiss27-55.329X-X

Doc Rivers

Veteran head coach Doc Rivers signed on as the 25th coach in the Clippers organization in 2013. Rivers previously spent four seasons in the top spot with the Orlando Magic. He then led the Celtics to a 2008 NBA championship during his nine seasons in Boston from 2004-2013. That year, the Celtics finished at 66-16 in the regular season and 16-10 in postseason.

From 1999 through 2019, Rivers has coached 1,552 games with an 894-658 record and 84-83 playoffs record. In his six years in LA, the Clippers have had five out of six playoff seasons.

Los Angeles Clippers Last Five Seasons

SeasonCoachFinishW-L%PlayoffsPoints Leader (avg/game)
2018-19 Doc Rivers 2nd 48-34.585 Lost First Round Tobias Harris (20.9)
2017-18Doc Rivers 2nd42-40 .512 Lou Williams (22.6)
2016-17Doc Rivers2nd51-31.622Lost First RoundBlake Griffin (21.6)
2015-16Doc Rivers2nd53-29.646Lost First RoundBlake Griffin (21.4)
2014-15Doc Rivers2nd56-26.683Lost Conf. SemifinalsBlake Griffin (21.9)

Los Angeles Clippers All-Time Career Leaders

CategoryNameStatsYears
PointsRandy Smith12,7351971-1979, 1982-1983
Average Pts/GameWorld B. Free29.451978-1980
AssistsChris Paul4,0232011-2017
ReboundsDeAndre Jordan7,9882008-2018

Randy Smith

Randy Smith is the Clippers franchise all-time scoring leader with 12,735 points, and the accomplishment dates back to the Clippers’ early days as the Buffalo Braves and San Diego Clippers. Smith was a 1971 seventh-round pick by the Braves out of Buffalo State. The guard and small forward played for eight years with the organization (1971-79) as a two-time All-Star and All-Star Game MVP in 1978. He was also All-NBA Second Team in ’76.

From 1976-79, Smith averaged more than 20 points a game and was on his way to NBA iron man status for consecutive NBA games played. His iron man streak hit 906, a record at the time that was broken in 1997 by A.C. Green. Smith also played for the Cavaliers and Knicks before returning for the 1982-83 season with the Clippers. He retired after 15 games with the Atlanta Hawks with 12,262 career points.

World B. Free

You can call him Lloyd Bernard Free, Prince of Midair, or All-World, but World B. Free has been the Clippers career average points per game leader since 1980 with 29.45. The Philadelphia 76ers selected the shooting guard in the second round of the 1975 draft out of Guilford.

After three seasons with the 76ers, he spent two with the San Diego Clippers and recorded his all-time high 30.2 points per game in 1980 as well as 3.9 rebounds per game in 1979. Free was a 1980 NBA All-Star with the Clippers and 1979’s All-NBA Second Team. He played for the Warriors and Cavs before retiring with the Houston Rockets in 1988. His first name was legally changed to “World” in 1981.

Chris Paul

While many of Chris Paul’s awards and achievements took place in his earlier NBA days with the New Orleans Hornets, more continued through the six seasons he played for the Clippers. Chris Paul was the 2004 ACC Rookie of the Year and Consensus First-Team All-American in 2005 at Wake Forest. He was a first-round pick by the Hornets in the 2005 NBA Draft and was named NBA Rookie of the Year and All-Rookie First Team in 2006.

Paul was traded to the Clippers in 2011, and he spent six years in LA until 2017. Paul is the Clippers career assists leader with 4,023 and was the league’s assists leader for four seasons (2008, 2009, 2014, and 2015).

He’s a nine-time NBA All-Star consecutively from 2008-2016 and the 2013 All-Star Game’s MVP. He was named All-NBA First Team four times and seven-time NBA All-Defensive First Team. Chris is currently on the Houston Rockets’ roster.

DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan’s first ten years in the NBA were spent in Los Angeles with the Clippers. Jordan was the Clippers’ second-round pick in 2008 out of Texas A&M where he was Big 12 All-Rookie in 2008. The center was the league’s rebounding leader in 2014 and 2015 and is the all-time Clippers organization’s career rebounding leader with 7,988.

Jordan is a twice-named NBA All-Defensive First Team (2015-16). In 2016, he was named All-NBA First Team. The following year, Jordan received his first All-Star selection. After ten years in Los Angeles, DeAndre signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks for the 2018-19 season.

Los Angeles Clippers Trivia

The Los Angeles Clippers played in San Diego, California, as the San Diego Clippers from 1979-1984. During those six seasons, they never made one post-season appearance and only finished with a winning record once (in 1979).

The Clippers organization has selected five NBA Rookies of the Year starting with Bob McAdoo in 1973. Others include Ernie DiGregorio (1974), Adrian Dantley (1977), Terry Cummings (1983), and Blake Griffin (2011).

Staples Center is home court for both the Clippers and the Lakers NBA teams, but the Clippers seating plan accommodates 19,060, and the Lakers seat less, coming in at 18,997.

The current owner of the Clippers, Steve Ballmer, is the wealthiest owner in US sports. Ballmer is a former Microsoft executive.

The Clippers’ Serbian center, Boban Marjanovic, is set to have a dual career as a movie star as a co-star in the third of the John Wick films.