I liked this line better at the 7.5 opener, but I think the Clippers are still the right side at -8.5.
Denver have done an excellent job this series, playing hard and generally keeping things competitive.
I think they’ve been playing at their absolute peak lately, while there is plenty of room for the Clippers to improve.
Doc Rivers is the better of these two coaches and I’d back him to make the right adjustments coming off a loss.
I’d expect a tighter rotation from the Clippers here, with defensive sieves in Harrell and Williams likely to get less minutes.
This should make life harder for Denver on the offensive end, where they shot a comfortable 44% from 3 last time out.
Having seen the Lakers demolition of the Rockets yesterday, I think we see a motivated Clippers side that wants to end the series here.
If they’re able to lift their game while Denver just stays at the same level, I like their ability to win and cover here.