Free NBA Pick: Clippers vs Warriors NBA Odds
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() LA Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors ()
Date: Friday, January 27
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Golden State -14
NBA Betting Total: 226.5
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Saturday NBA sees one of the league’s top rivalries on national television in an ABC evening game between the Golden State Warriors and the LA Clippers.
This rivalry isn’t exactly what the Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have become over the last two and a half seasons — and it’s certainly not going to have the hype surrounding it without superstar point guard Chris Paul suiting up for the road team — but Blake Griffin is back and there’s plenty of reason to believe this game is going to be better than the spread indicates.
*All statistics, rankings, standings and records are accurate as of this writing at 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 27.
The Clippers enter this contest averaging 108 points per contest. That number is good enough for sixth in the NBA, but they’ve slipped in their last four games.
The team is just 1-3 during that stretch — a stretch in which it’s averaging 106 points per contest.
It’s not a drastic drop by any means; however, it’s a problem when you’re not winning and now you have a high-octane offense in the Warriors around the corner.
Defensively, the Clips have been a top-1o team as well. They’re posting 103 points per contest.
That number is good enough for eighth in the league and was a big part of the reason the team found success without Griffin.
Now, without Paul, the story is different. The superstar point guard is one of the best perimeter defenders in the league, known for rattling opposing point guards into frustration.
Without him, it’s more important for the role players to step up on that end of the floor, as Griffin’s return doesn’t do a lot for the team on that end of the floor.
Golden State Warriors
Golden State is a middle-of-the-pack team in terms of defense. Or, at least that’s an accurate description in terms of points per game allowed.
On the year, the Warriors give up 104.8 points per contest. That number is only good enough for 14th in the league, but that has more to do with the team’s pace, as it’s defensive efficiency is among the best in the league.
Also among the best in the league — scratch that: The best in the league — is this team’s offensive efficiency.
Combine that with the pace at which this team plays and you have a squad averaging an unreal 117.5 points per night.
That number is good enough for first in the league and makes it damn near impossible to take down this group on any given night.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference.
- Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free LA Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Prediction:
The Warriors have been dominant both straight up and against the spread as of late. And it’s not difficult to see why the spread is set to high in favor of Golden State with both home-court advantage and a Paul-less Clippers squad on the horizon.
But giving the Dubs this victory by the equivalent of two touchdowns isn’t respecting the squad that the Clippers have in place.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: LA Clippers ATS
Give this one to the Warriors straight up, but don’t be shocked if the Clips walk away with a win ATS.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Warriors 118 – Clippers 109
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