How To Bet the Golden State Warriors vs L.A. Clippers NBA Hoops OddsJosh Bailey
Two of the best in the Pacific Division battle it out on the hardwood on Saturday, Feb. 20 when the Golden State Warriors (48-4) take on the Los Angeles Clippers (35-18). The game takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 pm ET.
In their last 6 head-to-head meetings the teams have split both covering 3 times.
A Closer Look At How To Bet the Golden State Warriors vs L.A. Clippers Odds
The NBA hoops betting odds favor the Golden State Warriors by 4.5-points to beat the Los Angeles Clippers. If you are betting the money line straight up then the Warriors pay 100 on 200 while the Clippers pay 160 on 100. The game total is 221.5-points for over/under bets. The 2 teams combined for 241 points the last time that they played each other.
What: Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers
When: Saturday, February 21, 2016
Kickoff: 8:30 PM ET
Where: Los Angeles, CA
Stadium: STAPLES Center
Spread: Golden State -4.5
Money Line: Warriors -200 Vs Clippers +160
Game Total: 221.5
Watch: ESPN / ABC
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Golden State vs Los Angeles
Bet The Golden State Warriors Because…
Golden State handled the Clippers the last time that they faced LAC. The Clippers wanted to run. So, the Warriors ran with them. Golden State scored 124 points to the Clippers 117. In the game, soon to be 2 time league MVP Steph Curry scored 40 points. Klay Thompson added 25. Harrison Barnes scored 21. Draymond Green scored 19. The Warriors shot 52.1% from the field and a ridiculous 56% from three. There’s a good chance that the Warriors are as hot from the field and from three against the Clippers on Saturday night.
Bet The L.A. Clippers Because…
With Blake Griffin out of the line-up, DeAndre Jordan will have more room to work with. The Warriors have trouble when their center, Andrew Bogut, doesn’t match up well with their opponent’s center. Greg Monroe with Milwaukee scored 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 108 to 95 Milwaukee win over Golden State on Dec. 12. Andrew Drummond had 14 points and 21 boards against the Warriors in a 113 to 95 Detroit win over the Warriors on Jan. 16. If Jordan is able to do his thing, the Clippers might have a shot at the straight up win on Saturday night.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
It’s hard to imagine the Warriors having the same success in the second half of the season like they did in the first half. The key for the Clippers in this game is for DeAndre Jordan to dominate. He only had 9 points and 10 boards the last time that the Clippers played against the Warriors.
If Jordan can put forth a better effort, if he can produce what Monroe and Drummond produced against the Warriors, the Clippers might have a chance at the win. The Clippers point-guard, Chris Paul, should play a two man game with Jordan for most of this matchup. If he does, the Clippers might upset the Warriors.
I’m going to take a shot and back the Clippers to beat the Warriors straight up on Saturday night.