You get the point. Anyway, when it comes to point-spread listings, two standard practices exist: The favored team is listed on the left, and the home team is listed in all capital letters. For example, in the point spread pictured below, Utah, playing at home, is an 8-point favorite over visiting Portland.
Where, I wonder, are the Clippers playing Indiana? Knock-knock. Is anybody home? Is it a neutral-site game? That could explain the lowercase letters on both sides of the ledger. The game was played at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, making the Clippers our homeys. As such, Indiana — in point-spread terms — was playing against the L.A. CLIPPERS, not the L.A. Clippers. In Los Angeles, of all places, someone should have been able to raise the necessary capital(s).
Use uppercase letters next time. I bet it’ll help the Clippers feel at home.