The third and fifth best squads currently in the West are clashing tonight, when the defending champions Golden State Warriors (22-11), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the Los Angeles Clippers (19-13), who want to extend their current small winning streak.
Date/Time: 12-23-2018, 20:30 EDT
Spread: Golden State Warriors -10
Golden State Warriors have a 22-11 record (14-19 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with the Thunder in the second place of the West. They have won three of their last four matches and in their last game they won at home against the Mavericks with a 120-116 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kevin Durant with 28.8 ppg, adding 6.1 dimes and a team high 7.7 boards per game. He is followed by Stephen Curry with 28.6 ppg, 5.1 boards and 5.3 dimes per game..
Los Angeles Clippers have a 19-13 record (18-14 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 5th place of the West. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won at home against the Nuggets with a 132-111 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tobias Harris 21.3 ppg, adding a team high 8.2 boards per game. He is followed by Danilo Gallinari with 19.5 ppg and 5.9 boards, while Lou Williams adds 17.1 ppg.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Clippers won at home with a 121-116 score in overtime. Warriors have a 14-3 home record, while the Clippers are 8-9 on the road. Warriors are better both offensively, scoring 115.6 ppg to Clippers’ 115.2 ppg and defensively, allowing 110.6 ppg to Clippers’ 114.2. Warriors have better percentages both in field goals (48.5% to 47.4%) and in 3-pointers (38.5% to 37.4%). They are also better in dimes made (27.8 to 22.6), while Clippers are better in turnovers committed (14.2 to 14.6) and both teams are almost equal in boards grabbed (46 to 45.8). Warriors are the favorite at home and Vegas odds give them a -10 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home victory.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction: Golden State Warriors -10 (-110)
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