Golden State Warriors vs LA Clippers betting tips and predictions for Sunday’s early tip-off in the NBA. Looking for their 7th win in a row, the Golden State Warriors face their Pacific Division rivals the LA Clippers. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry and the Warriors are on a role, they’ve won 7 in a row and 16 of their first 18 games to start the new season. Their latest win was a 118-103 home triumph over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday as Curry once again scored 32 points and drained 6 threes. He also got help from Andrew Wiggins who finished the game with 25 points as the Warriors shot 54% from the field as a team. This team right now has the 2nd best offensive rating and the best defensive rating in the NBA and they are also the only team in the league that assists on 70.8% of their baskets. Facing the Clippers could be a challenge as they haven’t enjoyed much success against them as of late. In the last 7 meetings they’ve beaten them just twice and covered the spread only once in the last 5 head-to-head.
The Clippers have a habit of relying on Paul George quite a lot this season. He leads them in scoring with 25.6 points per game which ranks 7th in the NBA. In their latest win over the Detroit Pistons they proved they can win games even when George is playing below expectations. PG ended the game with just 12 points, it was Reggie Jackson who stepped up against his former team with 21 points and 4 assists. LA is one of the better home teams in the NBA this season, they’ve won 9 of 13 games and are 7-3 SU in their last 10 vs Western Conference opponents. Nicolas Batum has still not fully recovered from an illness and they’ll once again have to do without him here.
Playing on the road the Warriors have been very good this season, they’ve covered the spread in 5 of 7 games and are 6-1 SU. Playing at Staples Center against the Clippers has been a joy, they’ve won 11 of their last 14 games there. They’ve also covered in 4 of 5 vs West teams, I think they’ll extend their win streak to 8 games tonight.
LA Clippers – Golden State Warriors Odds
LA Clippers – Golden State Warriors Predictions
Warriors -2.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
These two teams have been scoring quite a lot in their 10 most recent meetings, the average amount of points scored in those games was 230.8 per game. However, with the new rule changes there has been a significant dip in scoring this season and as a result they’ve combined to go 14-24 on the O/U so far. The under has landed in 6 of the last 8 for Golden State, while for the Clippers that number is at 5 of their last 7 games, including 4 of their last 5 played at home. These two teams are the 1st and 2nd best rated defenses in the entire NBA and in their last 3 games they are holding opponents to just 99.7 and 101 points per game. This being an early tip-off could also have an effect on the scoring side of things, I think whoever comes out on top will do so by playing aggressive on defense. Give me the under in this one.
Under 215.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365