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Clippers vs Warriors NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors
  • Where: San Francisco at Chase Center
  • Date: Thursday, March 2nd
  • Betting Odds GS +2.5, LAC -144 | GS +119 O/U OFF

So far, the Clippers have put together an overall record of 33-31, while going 31-32-1 vs the spread. The Clippers head into today’s action in the midst of a 3 game losing streak. This has come while posting an average scoring margin of -6.0.

In their previous game, the Clippers were favored to win vs the Timberwolves. However, their 108-101 loss, gave them both a straight up and ATS loss. Los Angeles was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Timberwolves by 7 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Paul George, as he contributed 25 points while hitting 47.6% of his shots.

The Warriors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 32-30. So far, the team has gone 29-32-1 against the spread. The Warriors entered today’s game having picked up 3 straight wins. This has come on an average scoring differential of 12.67 points per game.

In their previous game, the Warriors took down the Trail Blazers by a score of 123-105. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 5 point favorites. Golden State went on to win the game, despite trailing by 17 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Jordan Poole, as he contributed 29 points while hitting 41.7% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Warriors picked up the 124-107 win over the Clippers. The Warriors point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 10.0 point favorite. So far, the two team’s have split their season series, with each team at 1-1. Similar to their season-long average, the Clippers averaged 104.75 points per game vs the Warriors. Similar to the Clippers, the Warriors scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Los Angeles, the team averaged 109.0 points per game. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 3-2 in favor of the Warriors. In these matchups, Golden State has averaged 113 points per game, while allowing 109. A combined average of 222 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 64 games, the Clippers are averaging 112.5 points per contest, placing them 23rd in the NBA. So far, the Clippers are averaging 98.1 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Right now, the Clippers offense is in search of answers, as not only do they tend to play at a slow pace, but they are just 14th in effective field goal percentage.

On the defensive end of the floor, the Clippers are giving up an average of 108.39 points per game, good for 11th in the NBA.

This season, the Clippers offense has primarily worked through Paul George and Norman Powell who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 47 games, George is 27th in the NBA at 23.5 points per game. So far, him and Powell have accounted for 34% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 40.4 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Norman Powell is grabbing 2.9 rebounds for Los Angeles to go along with 1.8 assists.

Through 62 games, Golden State is the 2nd best scoring team at 118.4 points per game. The Warriors come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 16.6 made 3’s per game. One thing that could take the team’s offense to the next level is if they can begin to generate more opportunites at the free-throw line. So far, they are averaging just 15.8 made free-throws per game.

So far, the Warriors have played well defensively, as they are ranked 3rd in the league at 105.46 points per contest.

A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Warriors 2nd leading scorer, Stephen Curry. In his 38 games, Curry is averaging 29.4 points per game while dishing out 6.4 assists and grabbing 6.3 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Jordan Poole, who leads the team and is 49th in the NBA at 20.8 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 43.2% of his field goal attempts while taking 18.0% of the team’s shots from the floor.

Clippers vs Warriors Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Warriors +2.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over OFF