In this high caliber Western duel between two teams sitting on the top-8 of the conference, the Los Angeles Clippers (24-20), looking to end their current losing streak, are hosting the defending champions Golden State Warriors (31-14), who have lost only once in their last 9 games.
Date/Time: 01-18-2019, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Los Angeles Clippers +6.5
Los Angeles Clippers have a 24-20 record (24-20 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with the Spurs in the 6th place of the West. They have four consecutive losses and in their last game they lost at home against the Jazz with a 109-129 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tobias Harris 20.7 ppg, adding a team high 8 boards per game. He is followed by Danilo Gallinari with 19.4 ppg and 6 boards, while Lou Williams adds 18.7 ppg.
Golden State Warriors have a 31-14 record (19-25-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the West. They have won eight of their last nine matches and in their last game they won at home against the Pelicans with a 147-140 score. They are led in scoring by Stephen Curry with 29.8 ppg, adding 5.2 boards and 5.4 dimes per game. He is followed by Kevin Durant with 28.2 ppg, 6 dimes and a team high 7.4 boards per game.
In their two previous meetings earlier this season each team won once at home (Clippers by 5 points in overtime and Warriors by two). Clippers have a 14-9 home record, while the Warriors are 13-8 on the road. Warriors are better both offensively, scoring 118.6 ppg to Clippers’ 115.2 ppg and defensively, allowing 112.3 ppg to Clippers’ 114.7. Warriors have better percentages both in field goals (48.8% to 47.4%) and in 3-pointers (39.2% to 38.9%). They are also better in dimes made (28.8 to 23) and in boards grabbed (46.5 to 45.5), while both teams are almost equal in turnovers committed (13.9 to 14.1). Warriors are the absolute favorite against the struggling Clippers and Vegas odds give them a -6.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road victory.
Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction: Golden State Warriors -6.5 (-108)
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