The Los Angeles Clippers (33-31) and the Golden State Warriors (32-30) will square off in a tilt on Thursday night. This matchup is crucial for seeding in the jam-packed Western Conference as Golden State sits in the fifth spot, while Los Angeles is on its tail as the sixth seed. These teams have split the first two games, with the Clippers beating the Warriors 134-124 on Feb. 14. Stephen Curry (leg) and Andrew Wiggins (personal) will be sidelined for Golden State, while Ivica Zubac (calf) and Marcus Morris Sr. (elbow) are questionable for LA.
Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET at the Chase Center in San Francisco. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Clippers as a 3-point favorite in the latest Clippers vs. Warriors odds. The over/under for total points is set at 231.5. Before making any Warriors vs. Clippers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Clippers vs. Warriors and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Warriors vs. Clippers:
- Clippers vs. Warriors spread: Los Angeles -3
- Clippers vs. Warriors Over-Under: 231.5 points
- Clippers vs. Warriors money line: Los Angeles -150, Golden State +126
- LAC: Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games
- GS: Warriors are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 day of rest
- Clippers vs. Warriors picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why the Clippers can cover
Forward Kawhi Leonard has the skill set to carry the offensive load if needed. Leonard is very strong at the rim and has a steady jumper from all across the floor. The five-time All-Star can also consistently get into passing lanes and swipe steals. He logs 23.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game. On Feb. 24, Leonard had 44 points, four assists, and three steals.
Wing Norman Powell is another gifted scorer who uses lateral quickness to be a stout defender. The UCLA product excels in transition as a slasher and knockdown shooter. The 29-year-old puts up 16.9 points while shooting 42% from deep. In the Feb. 14 game against Golden State, he amassed 24 points and went 3-of-5 from three.
Why the Warriors can cover
Guard Klay Thompson is a marksman from 3-point land. Thompson has the ability to create space on the outside due to his constant movement and limitless range. The five-time All-Star is averaging 22.1 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 41% from downtown. On Feb. 24, Thompson exploded for 42 points and went 12-of-17 from 3-point range.
Guard Jordan Poole is another smooth ball-handler who is able to get into the lane consistently but owns a reliable jumper to keep defenders guessing. The Michigan product averages 20.8 points and 4.6 assists per contest. In his last outing, Poole supplied 29 points, five rebounds, and six assists.
How to make Clippers vs. Warriors picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 236 points. The model also says one side hits almost 70% of the time. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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