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Clippers Stumbling into Matchup With Warriors

The two biggest powerhouses in the NBA’s Western Conference go toe to toe on Wednesday when the West-leading Golden State Warriors take on the Los Angeles Clippers in Tinseltown. Sportsbooks opened the Clips as 2.5-point home underdogs with an OVER/UNDER of 222.

Shark Bites
  • The Clippers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games.
  • The Warriors are 0-4 SU and ATS in their last four games as a favorite of 4.5 or less.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Warriors' last five games on the road after consecutive home games.

This is the first time the squads have met in 2016-17. In two straight springs the Clippers have bowed out of the playoffs one round before facing Golden State, but a matchup could be a very realistic possibility this year.

Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson is coming off a career-best 60-point performance against the Indiana Pacers on Monday. The 26-year-old was 21-for-33 from the field in only 29 minutes of play and sat out the fourth quarter.

The Clippers recorded more turnovers (20) than assists (19) in their last outing against Indiana and were outscored 35-17 in the third quarter. Chris Paul and company have dropped four of their last six affairs heading into this one.

Golden State swept the four-game series last season and has taken the last six from Los Angeles.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Los Angeles Clippers installed as 2.5-point underdogs in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 222.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 2-0 result in favor of the Clippers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Golden State Warriors have seen them go 18-3 and 11-9-1 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Los Angeles Clippers are at 16-6 and 12-10 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Clippers are 14-8, while the Golden State Warriors are 13-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Golden State injuries news.

The Clippers - Warriors betting odds would favor the Warriors if the lines were set according to power rankings. Los Angeles is rated No. 2 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Golden State Warriors sit at No. 1.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 6-ranked offense averaging 108.73 PPG, against a Golden State Warriors defense that ranks No. 21 at 106.43 PPG. The Los Angeles Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 46.38% so far, less than the Golden State Warriors shooters have achieved on the year, 50.3% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Warriors blew out Indiana on Monday, running up the score in a 142-106 win at Oracle Arena.

Los Angeles got 24 points and 24 rebounds from Blake Griffin in a losing cause in a 111-102 loss to Indiana on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

Betting Trends
  • Golden State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Golden State is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Golden State's last 15 games
  • Golden State is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • LA Clippers is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • LA Clippers is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
  • LA Clippers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of LA Clippers's last 14 games

Next Betting Matchups

Golden State at Utah, Thursday, December 8th
Los Angeles home to New Orleans, Saturday, December 10th

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