Chris Paul is expected back in the lineup as the LA Clippers will play host to the Philadelphia 76ers from NBA pro basketball action scheduled for Sunday February 9th. The 76ers and Clippers will get things started from Staples Center in Los Angeles at 9:30PM Eastern Time and NBA League Pass Channel has the coast to coast TV broadcast. Check out the latest NBA wagering odds listed at Bovada sportsbook.
The NBA wagering odds from this late night NBA contest have the home standing LA Clippers favored by -15 ½ points with an over under total of 220 ½ points. Those who play on LA Clippers on the money line will lay -3500 odds with the return on the Philadelphia 76ers at +1500 odds on the money line.
Chris Paul returns to the Clippers lineup after suffering a shoulder injury way back on January 3rd. With Paul’s return the LA Clippers will slow down their pace on the court for a couple of reasons. First off they don’t want any more injuries from Chris Paul because a return to the lineup and the team running and gunning like they have in his absence could cause hamstring or foot and ankle ailments. Paul isn’t one to sit long on the bench when he is able to play. The Clippers point guard likes to walk the ball up the court and not force a fast pace anyway. The Clippers were running in his absence because Collison and Crawford preferred that style at the point guard position. Chris Paul plays more in control and will like the Clippers to set up their offense and look for ball movement. Paul does not like quick shots as he likes to engineer offense and not force it. With Paul back in look for LA to be more defensive minded as well as the Clippers controlled offense means no one is out of position defensively when LA has to get back. Another factor for a lower scoring game is the fact with Paul at the point there is less likelihood for turnovers by the guard which leads to easy transition buckets at the other end. This means that Philadelphia will have to work hard for their points tonight.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Sunday we will play on the Philadelphia 76ers and LA Clippers to play under the total of 220 ½ points at online sportsbook usa.