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(30-26) L.A. Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors (44-14)
Date: Thursday February 22
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: ORACLE Arena, Oakland, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -11
NBA Betting Total: 232.5
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Entering the game the Clippers are on a mini two game win streak and have won five of their last six. Conversely, the Warriors lost their last game (Blazers) and are 3-3 in their last six.
Last season the Warriors swept the Clippers and prior to the recent victory by the Clippers the Warriors had a 12 game win streak vs. LA. The Warriors hold the all-time record having bested the Clippers in 127 of their 213 matches.
The presumption was the trade of Blake Griffin signaled the raising of the white tank flag. But, since the trade the Clippers have performed beyond expectations.
Perhaps Jerry West saw the potential to reformulate the Clippers with Lou Williams, Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley and Danilo Gallinari with DeAndre Jordan providing rim and paint protection.
Arguably this LA squad could easily capture a seed in the Eastern Conference. Moving forward if the Clippers added one star free agent the bones are in place to make the Clippers immediately relevant next season.
Jawun Evans (abdominal/groin strain) availability is uncertain for this match. C.J. Williams (ankle) has been rehabbing with the G-League squad.
Golden State Warriors
Finding motivation, addressing ongoing injuries and integrating new reserve players has presented issues all season for the Warriors. Obviously, “issues” is relative when the squad still has 44 victories.
Still, heading into the squads final 24 games with the Rockets seeded ahead of them Golden State will need to gear up for postseason play. Defense will be a major focus given how much the Warriors have slipped.
As per John Schuhmann the Warriors rank 15th since January 15th defensively, so that will likely be Steve Kerr’s major focus for his squad.
Adding to the issues of reserve depth Patrick McCaw (fractured wrist) and Jordan Bell (ankle) will both be out until at least March.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-1 in Clippers last 9 overall.
- Clippers are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 road games.
- Over is 12-5 in Warriors last 17 vs. Western Conference.
- Favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 head to head meetings.
- Clippers are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 head to head meetings.
Free L.A. Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Prediction: Bet the UNDER
Certainly the Warriors are not a .500 team and yet entered the break 4-4. This first game back will offer a peek into how invested Golden State are to capture the top seed. In particular, the Warriors defensive effort will offer the best insight.
My bet is they come out with a concerted effort and despite the Clippers recent success the Warriors take the game. The question is whether the Warriors can cover the massive 11 point spread.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers ATS
Since the trade the Clippers have played three solid defensive squads (Pistons, Celtics and Sixers) losing only to Philadelphia. Granted this game is at ORACLE, but look for a defensive focused Warriors squad.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Warriors 109 – Clippers 101
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