Free NBA Pick: Warriors vs Clippers Lines
Looking for Golden State Warriors vs. LA Clippers free NBA picks? NBA betting sees the Warriors taking on the Clippers on Wednesday, December 7 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(18-3) Golden State Warriors vs. LA Clippers (16-6)
Date: Wednesday December 7
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 225.5
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The NBA has become a top-heavy league where it seems only upper-echelon franchises have a shot at a championship. With that in mind, it’s rare that we see two of those contending squads facing off on any given night.
Get ready, basketball fans. Wednesday is one of those nights.
Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors have been the odds-on favorites to win a Larry O’Brien Trophy since oddsmakers named them as such over the offseason.
That’s not going to change any time soon barring multiple significant injuries.
In case there was any question about that, please turn your attention to Monday’s night’s beatdown of the Indiana Pacers.
No, the Pacers are not a contender in anybody’s book and is even failing to live up to its own expectations. But what the Warriors did on Monday, taking down the Eastern Conference foe 142-106, is the stuff of legends.
Klay Thompson put on the show of a lifetime recording 60 points in a ridiculous 29 minutes. That’s right — the dude didn’t even play in the fourth quarter.
We’re not talking about Stephen Curry, who was the league’s first-ever unanimous MVP last season and set the record earlier this year for three-pointers made in a single game.
We’re not talking about former MVP and scoring champion Kevin Durant who was the league’s most desired free agent this past summer since LeBron James.
We’re talking about Thompson — the Warriors’ presumed third wheel.
This team is dangerous at every turn.
This is one of the only teams in the league that would be road favorites against a healthy Clippers squad at this point in the season.
Nobody is on the same level as the Warriors right now, but the Clippers remain one of the only teams that can legitimate challenge them at this juncture.
So far on the year, LA is posting impressive numbers on both sides of the ball. On offense, it is sixth in scoring, averaging 108.7 points per contest.
On defense, this group is giving up just 99.1 points per night, which is good enough for seventh across the league.
Against the Warriors, the question is: Do you play to their pace and try to simply outscore them, or do you slow things down and let your defense do the talking?
The Clippers are one of the few teams in the NBA with a legitimate shot at doing both, but look for them to target the latter in this one.
Nobody is able to keep up with a team that just went bananas 48 hours prior.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Warriors are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.
- Warriors are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Warriors are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Clippers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.
Free Golden State Warriors vs. LA Clippers NBA Prediction:
If your gut isn’t already telling you to pick the Warriors ATS, just take a peak at the recent trends above.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Warriors ATS
Picking against the Warriors is rarely the smart option. The Clippers are always a threat to slow them down, but Golden State has too much momentum on its side, even in a tough road venue.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Golden State Warriors 113 – LA Clippers 107
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