Clippers vs. Warriors Wednesday night
The Los Angeles Clippers are 1-0 both SU and ATS against the Golden State Warriors already this season as those Western teams meet once again in NBA action on Christmas.
The Clippers topped the Warriors 126-115 as a 6.5-point home favorite when the teams met for the first time this season on October 31. That matchup was an OVER result.
The Warriors bring a 16-13 record (13-14-2 ATS) to the battle against the 20-9 Clippers, who are 17-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Golden State go 12-17 so far and the Clippers go 13-15-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Warriors at No. 12 and the Clippers at No. 4 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 99-97 result in favor of the Clippers.
The Clippers were a 120-116 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (236) made winners of OVER bettors. Los Angeles got 32 points from Blake Griffin en route to a 120-116 victory over Minnesota on Sunday at STAPLES Center.
In their last action, Golden State was an 89-81 winner on the road against the Nuggets. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (170) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Golden State got 28 points and 10 rebounds from David Lee en route to an 89-81 victory over Denver on Monday at Pepsi Center.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Golden State's No. 5-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Golden State rates No. 3 in the league with 9.52 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 8.14 per outing.
A few Clippers at Warriors trends to consider:
LA Clippers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
LA Clippers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Clippers's last 10 games
LA Clippers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games
Golden State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Golden State is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home
Golden State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing LA Clippers
Los Angeles at Portland, Thursday, December 26th
Golden State home to Phoenix, Friday, December 27th