Warriors vs. Clippers Pick
Oddsmakers at sports book Bovada.lv have made the Warriors a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 221 points.
Golden State enters with a 4-3 record after a 115-107 home loss to the Pistons. Los Angeles is 4-1 following a 95-87 home loss to Detroit. The Warriors won all four meetings straight up and three of the four ATS last season. The total went over three times.
The Warriors were paced by Klay Thompson as he scored 29 in the loss to Detroit. Kevin Durant had 28 points, six rebounds and four assists. Steph Curry contributed 27 points, eight assists and six rebounds. The Pistons outscored GSW 33-26 in the fourth quarter.
Austin Rivers tallied 20 points and four steals in the Clippers' loss to the Pistons. Blake Griffin had 19 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Danilo Gallinari registered 13 points and six boards. DeAndre Jordan added seven points and 14 rebounds. Los Angeles was outscored 28-15 in the fourth quarter.
Golden State is 4-1 straight up and ATS in the last five meetings. The Clippers are 0-4 ATS in their last four games versus a team with a winning road record.
The Warriors have been a lot shakier than predicted, with a straight up loss to the Pistons Sunday night despite being a 13.5-point favorite. It's hard to see them not bouncing back, but the Clippers have been playing very good basketball lately aside from a second-half collapse against the same Detroit squad. We like the Clippers to cover the spread as a dog on their home floor tonight.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS +5.5