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Clippers a slight betting favorite to win Game 4

April 27, 2014|By Barry Stavro
  • Clippers point guard Chris Paul tries to follow Warriors point guard Stephen Curry around a screen by Andre Iguodala during Thursday night's game in Oakland.
Clippers point guard Chris Paul tries to follow Warriors point guard Stephen… (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated…)

For all the Donald Sterling issues surrounding the team, the Clippers still have a critical game to play Sunday -- and several gambling sites have them as slight, two-point favorites in Game 4 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors.

The Clippers squeaked out a 98-96 win in Oakland on Thursday to take a 2-1 lead in the series against the Warriors. But the Clippers have lost 15 of 18 games against the Warriors in the Bay Area.

BetUS.com expects a big game from Blake Griffin, with his over-and-under in combined points scored and rebounds at 36 in Game 4. The gaming site also expects a big contribution from Stephen Curry, setting his points scored over-and-under at 23-1/2 for the Warriors' All-Star point guard.

The gaming site lists the Clippers as the fourth-likeliest team to win the NBA title in June. BetUS has the two-time defending champions Miami Heat as the betting favorite at 3-2 to win the title again, followed by San Antonio at 7-2, Oklahoma City at 17-4 and the Clippers at 7-1.

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