The Clippers enter this one riding a three-game winning streak following a 121-114 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday. Winning might be easier said than done tonight, though, as LA is set to be
without both Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.
Meanwhile, the Warriors hope to change their fortunes after getting blown out, 128-83, by the New Orleans Pelicans just two nights ago. Golden State is an impressive 7-1 at the Chase Center this season, leaving time to tell if Steve Kerr can rally the troops with the Clippers coming to town.
There’s a lot to take in before Wednesday’s Clippers vs Warriors game. Fortunately,
Betting News has gathered the game’s odds while also having a prediction and best bet for tonight’s contest. LA Clippers vs Golden State Warriors Matchup Information and Betting Odds Matchup Information Matchup: LA Clippers (11-7, 5-3 Away) vs. Golden State Warriors (8-10, 7-1 Home) Venue & Location: Chase Center (San Francisco, California) Date: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022 Game Time: 10 p.m. Eastern Time Clippers vs Warriors Info: ESPN, NBC Sports Bay Area Clippers vs Warriors Odds Game odds are via FanDuel as of Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 9:16 a.m. ET. Odds from other top online sportsbooks may also be mentioned in this article. Spread LA Clippers +9.5 (-110) Golden State Warriors -9.5 (-110) Over/Under Over 225 Points (-110) Under 225 Points (-110) Moneyline LA Clippers +330 Golden State Warriors -420 LA Clippers vs Golden State Warriors Betting Trends The Clippers are 2-4 straight up in their last six games against Golden State. Golden State is 6-0 straight up in its last six home games. The Clippers are 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last five games. Golden State is 5-3 ATS in its last eight home games. The total has hit the under in 16 of the Clippers’ last 20 games. The total has hit the under in five of Golden State’s last seven games against the Clippers. LA Clippers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction and Picks Clippers vs Warriors Prediction: Warriors 118, Clippers 105 Clippers vs Warriors Picks: Warriors -9.5 (Best Value: -110 at FanDuel) & Under 225 Points (Best Value: -110 at FanDuel)
Despite the Clippers owning the better record, it’s the Warriors who enter the matchup as the heavy favorites. Not having George and Leonard will hurt Los Angeles a lot, proven by the team being 30-35 its top duo in the lineup since they joined the team before the 2019-20 season.
The Clippers also have to deal with the uphill battle that comes with visiting the Chase Center. The Warriors are one of the toughest teams to beat at home, going 7-1 in their own arena thus far. If that wasn’t impressive enough, they’ve also won each of their last six home games by an average margin of 12.2 points.
Besides, Golden State will want revenge for Monday’s embarrassing outing against the Pelicans. The Warriors are a much better team than they showed and have the opportunity to take out their frustration against a shorthanded Clippers squad.
Unsurprisingly, the Dubs will turn to Stephen Curry to lead them to victory. Not only is he averaging 32.5 points at home this season, but the two-time NBA MVP is averaging 29.7 PPG on .538/.507/.947 shooting splits in his last six games against the Clippers.
Stephen Curry has owned the Clippers in recent years. Can he continue doing so to help his Warriors win on Wednesday?
Even though the Clippers also own one of the better three-point defense in the Association, it’s going to be tough stopping Golden State.
The Warriors average an NBA-high 16.6 three-pointers per game at home. LA being without both Leonard and George makes stopping the opposition’s perimeter shooters that much harder. If the remaining players can’t stop the Warriors’ shooters, things could get ugly as the Clippers only average 11.6 threes per game (T-No. 18) on a 36.0% success rate (No. 14).
Adding insult to injury, Los Angeles has lost each of the last three Clippers vs Warriors matchups at the Chase Center. Funny enough, the last meeting there — a 112-97 Golden State victory back in March — saw both Leonard and George missing the game.
At the end of the day, the Warriors are too good at home to lose to the starless Clippers. While Los Angeles could potentially beat a weaker team without its top two players, Golden State’s talented lineup is too much of a challenge. Throw in the Warriors wanting to make a statement after Monday and it’s easy not to like the Clippers.
In addition to taking the Warriors as 9.5-point spread favorites, I also recommend backing the under on the 225-point total. On top of the total going under in seven of the Clippers’ last nine road games, it’s also done so in four of their last five road matchups against the Warriors. Furthermore, the total has also hit the under in six of Golden State’s last nine games.
With Los Angeles’ offense potentially looking messy tonight, taking the under is the smarter bet.
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