Clippers vs. Warriors Prediction
Will tonight's Clippers versus Warriors matchup at 8:30PM ET turn out to be low-scoring for bettors?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Warriors are 12.5-point home favorites versus the Clippers after opening as a 14-point favorite. As for the total, the number currently sits at 224.5 after hitting the board at 226.5.
The Clippers are struggling, losing three of four overall and going 1-3 at the betting window over that span as well. In their 121-110 loss at Philadelphia on Tuesday, Blake Griffin scored 12 points on 3-of-11 shooting and was rusty in his first came back from a knee injury. Austin Rivers scored 20 points while Jamal Crawford racked up 27 points on 9-of-14 shooting.
The Warriors rebounded from their latest defeat (a 105-102 setback in Miami) to beat the Hornets 113-103 in Charlotte as a 9.5-point favorite on Wednesday night. Steph Curry hit six 3-pointers in route to a 28-point effort, making 11-of-23 shots with six assists and two rebounds. Kevin Durant also bounced back with a strong performance, scoring 33 points with five rebounds, two assists and four blocked shots.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between these two teams and is 19-7 in the Warriors' last 26 games overall. The under is also 11-3 in their last 14 conference games, is 6-0 in their last six games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game, and is 12-2 in their last 14 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in its previous contest. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Clippers' last five conference games and has cashed in five of their last seven games coming off a loss.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: CLIPPERS/WARRIORS UNDER 224.5