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Warriors vs Clippers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers
- Where: Los Angeles at Crypto.com Arena
- Date: Tuesday, February 14th
- Betting Odds LAC -8.5, GS +297 | LAC -381 O/U 230.5
So far, the Warriors have put together an overall record of 29-28, while going 26-30-1 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Golden State has an overall record of 1-2, including going 1-2 against the spread.
The Warriors will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Wizards by a score of 135-126. Heading into the game, they were 3 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. In the game, Golden State was able to hold on to their first half lead, as they led the Wizards by 5 going into the second half. Leading the team in scoring was Andrew Wiggins, as he contributed 29 points while hitting 54.5% of his shots.
So far, the Clippers have put together an overall record of 31-28, while going 29-29-1 vs the spread. The Clippers head into today’s action in the midst of a 2 game losing streak. Their average scoring differential in these defeats is -9.5.
Los Angeles is trying to bounce back from a 119-106 loss to the Bucks. Going into this game, the team was 2 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Los Angeles was not able to make a comeback in this matchup, as they went into the half down by 3. Leading the team in scoring was Brandon Boston Jr., as he contributed 20 points while hitting 69.2% 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. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Similar to their season-long average, the Warriors averaged 109.0 points per game vs the Clippers. Similar to the Warriors, the Clippers scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Golden State, the team averaged 104.75 points per game. In terms of betting, Golden State has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous 5 matchups vs Los Angeles. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +7 points per game in favor of the Warriors. In these contests, they averaged a combined 217 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Warriors come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 118.5 points per game (2nd). 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. If the Golden State offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.
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 48th in the NBA at 20.8 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 43.9% of his field goal attempts while taking 17.9% of the team’s shots from the floor.
Through 59 games, the Clippers are averaging 111.0 points per contest, placing them 27th in the NBA. The Clippers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.6 made 3’s per game. If the Clippers offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 97.3 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.
Against the Warriors, the Clippers will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 11th ranked unit at 108.39 points per game.
On offense, Paul George leads the Clippers in scoring at 23.3 points per game, placing him 27th in the NBA. Overall, George has hit 46.0% of his shots while accounting for 20.6% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 15th in points allowed to small-forwards. At 16.9 points per game, Norman Powell is the 2nd leading scorer for the Clippers. For the season, he is 90th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 48.3%.
Warriors vs Clippers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Warriors +8.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 230.5