Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers betting tips and predictions for Thursday’s NBA game on TNT. A team on a 3-game win streaks hosts one that’s lost 3 games in a row as the Warriors welcome the Clippers to town. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Golden State Warriors
Turns out the Warriors are doing just fine without Stephen Curry, at least for now. After a tough loss vs the Lakers, the defending champions have now responded with 3 wins in a row and are looking in good shape holding on to the 6th seed in the Western Conference playoff race. Things could get tricky tonight though, as they face a Clippers side that beat them 134-124 just a couple of weeks ago.
The season series is tied at 1-1 currently, however the Warriors have the edge winning 4 of the last 6 meetings. Playing at home will give the Warriors a much needed boost here, they’ve got 25 wins in 32 games at Chase Center which is one of the best records in the NBA. Klay Thompson is finally looking like the Klay of old and he’s performing on a consistent basis. When Curry returns, this team has the potential to be a force.
Los Angeles Clippers
LA has come out of the all-star break cold, they’re still adjusting to life with Russell Westbrook at the point-guard position. To blame the 3 losses on Russ wouldn’t be fair, the Clippers had their chances with 2 of those games going into overtime, they just couldn’t perform in the clutch. With no significant injuries to report, this team is in solid shape looking at the big picture, they just have to sort out a couple of issues they have chemistry wise in the remaining 20 games or so.
Beating the Warriors on the road will be a tough task, they’ve got just 1 win in their last 5 visits to Chase Center. LA enters the game as 2.5 point favorites, they are 25-13 SU in that role this season. However with a 2-6 ATS record over their last 8 games there are some concerns entering tonight’s game.
The outcome of tonight’s game will largely depend on the tempo of play the Clippers opt for. If they come out running they’ll have a chance to beat the Warriors, that was the plan in the last meeting and it worked to perfection. I think they have it in them to pull off another big win here. Take the Clippers on the road.
Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers Predictions & Odds
A total of 231 and 258 points were scored in the 2 meetings this season, these two teams have been very productive scoring wise averaging 224.5 points per game in the last 10 meetings. Tonight’s projected total at 231.5 points is a big ambitious, but if we take each teams’ recent trends into account it’s very realistic. LA has gone over the total in 4 of 5 games overall and in 7 of 9 played away from home.
Golden State is 13-4 on the O/U in their last 17 played on a Thursday, with play Thompson putting up big numbers in each of their last 3 games I think they’re in a solid position offensively here. Golden State likes to push the pace, they’re first in the NBA averaging 103.7 possessions per game. With Westbrook now on board, the Clippers have the necessary tools to match that speed. I’ll be backing the over in this game.