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2021 NBA Handicapping
(19-18) Golden State Warriors vs. LA Clippers (24-14)
Date: Thursday, March 11th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 230.5
Thursday, March 11th finds the LA Clippers hosting the Golden State Warriors for the third time this season. Both clubs have won once with the Clippers winning the initial match on January 6th (108-101) and the Warriors winning the second contest on January 8th (115-105).
The Warriors hold the all-time record between the clubs with 132 wins in 223 meetings. Last season, the teams played only three times with the Clippers sweeping the regular-season series.
Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry arguably offered the biggest highlights of the All-Star event. First, he won the 3-point contest doing so in dramatic fashion needing to hit the final shot to win the trophy.
In the big event, he posted 28 points drilling eight 3-pointers each seemingly further and further away from the basket.
The Dubs limped into the All-Star break on a three-game losing streak (Lakers, Blazers, Suns) following a hot streak where they registered seven wins.
Returning from the break things don’t get any easier as they face the Clippers, Jazz, and Lakers with the latter two in a back-to-back setting.
In the final game prior to the break, the Warriors were missing three starters as Curry (rest), Draymond Green (ankle), and Kelly Oubre Jr. (wrist) didn’t participate. Green and Oubre are listed as day-to-day.
Jordan Poole led the Warriors scoring effort with 26 points while James Wiseman posted a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds. Andrew Wiggins was the only other player to reach double-figure scoring with 16 points.
Marquese Chriss (leg) and Klay Thompson (Achilles) are both lost for the season.
The Clippers also entered the break on a three-game losing streak (Bucks, Celtics, Wizards) with Kawhi Leonard out versus the Celtics and Paul George out against the Wizards.
LA was seeded second but six losses in their last nine matches dropped them to fourth. Seven Clippers scored in double-figures versus the Wizards including all four reserves. Leonard led the way with 22 points, while Ivica Zubac registered a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Patrick Beverley (17), Lou Williams (16), Terance Mann (14), Luke Kennard (14), and Reggie Jackson (12) were the other double-figure contributors.
Although Marcus Morris (concussion protocol) and Patrick Patterson (personal) missed the Clippers’ last match they are presumed to be clear to play Thursday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Clippers are 6-4 in the last 10 head-to-head meetings.
- The Clippers are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these clubs
- The over/under is 6-4 in the last 10 contests between the clubs
Free Golden State Warriors vs. LA Clippers NBA Prediction:
George and Leonard are skilled two-way players so the fact they rank first and second on the team in assists isn’t that surprising. However, the lack of a typical point guard could be behind some Clippers’ trouble spots.
For example, the Clippers (tied with the Raptors) rank 27th for points scored in the paint. Part of the reason Toronto is suffering is the loss of reliable inside scorers after both their starting big men exited this offseason.
Serge Ibaka joined the Clippers and after two seasons of almost identical offensive production, he’s experiencing slight scoring regression.
Perhaps that’s because he hasn’t developed meshed with Beverley in a similar fashion to the strong chemistry he had with Kyle Lowry.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Warriors +7.5
LA will struggle facing the fifth stingiest paint defense while the Dubs will be in tough facing the top-rated 3-point shooting team in the NBA which isn’t their strongest defensive area.
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