Clippers vs. Warriors Prediction
On Wednesday night, the 5-3 Clippers will look to knock off the 4-3 Warriors in San Francisco at 10:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. Will the Clippers also cover as a 4-point road favorite or are the Warriors the better play as the home dog?
531 Los Angeles Clippers (-4) at 532 Golden State Warriors (+4); o/u N/A
10:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles Clippers DFS Spin
Kawhi Leonard shot 13-of-22 from the field and 3-of-3 from the foul line in Tuesday’s loss to the Spurs, tallying 30 points, three rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, one blocked shot and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes. With Paul George being a late scratch due to an ankle injury, Leonard was left to do much of the heavy lifting offensively. Result aside he had a very good game, shooting better than 50% from the field while not turning the ball over at all. Fantasy managers in leagues that use assist-to-turnover ratio should be thrilled with Leonard’s stat line. However there is a negative: Tuesday’s game was the first of a back-to-back for the Clippers, so don’t be surprised if Leonard sits Wednesday night.
Golden State Warriors DFS Spin
Stephen Curry kept his hot streak going on Monday, tallying 30 points (9-of-18 FG, 7-of-7 FT), nine boards, eight dimes, five trey-bombs and two turnovers in a 137-106 win over the Kings. Prior to this season, Curry’s career-average in FTA per game was 4.1, but in the small sample size of the first seven games of the 2020-21 season he’s been getting to the line a career-high 8.0 times a night, while converting on a ridiculous 98.2% of those attempts. If he can keep that up, it’ll help boost his scoring averages, and we don’t see any reason why those numbers would suddenly decline. The only knock we can give Curry during this recent torrid streak is that he’s failed to snatch a single steal over the past three games, but we doubt that trend will continue much longer.
Clippers vs. Warriors Betting Prediction
The Clippers are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games versus the Warriors and are 14-4 against the number in their last 18 road games. They’re also 5-2 against the spread I their last seven games overall, are 38-17 at the betting window in their last 55 games as a road favorite and have covered in 10 of their last 13 road games when facing an opponent with a winning home record. As for the Warriors, they’re just 18-37-1 against the spread in their last 56 games following an ATS win and are 2-5 against the number in their last seven games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous contest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS -4