The Los Angeles Clippers (8-9) travel to face off against the Golden State Warriors (8-10) on Thursday, November 30th. This game will be played at Chase Center in Chase Center and televised on NBCS. The Clippers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Warriors are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.
Clippers vs Warriors
The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win
In their last game, the Clippers defeated the Kings with a final score of 131-117. Going into the second half the Clippers held the lead at 72-50.
The Clippers head into today’s action with an overall record of 8-9 and have gone 2-1 over their previous three games. Currently, the team is 10th in the Western Conference as well as 4th in the Pacific division.
So far, Los Angeles’ ATS record is below .500 at 7-10. On the road, the Clippers have an ATS record of 3-6, as opposed to a 4-4 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Warriors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Warriors were defeated by the Kings in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 124-123. While the Warriors lost the game straight-up, they did manage to cover the spread as +2 point underdogs. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 238 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.
Looking at the Warriors’ previous ten games, they are 4-6 and face the Clippers with an overall mark of 8-10. The Warriors have a 5-4 record on the road this season, compared to their 3-6 record when playing at home.
Golden State’s ATS record sits below .500 (6-11). In their last four home games, Golden State has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 0-8 at home compared to 6-3 on the road.
Clippers Offense Breakdown
Los Angeles has recorded an average of 112.9 points per game (19th) throughout 17 games games. Coming into today’s game, the Clippers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.7 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 10th, with an average of 18.8 made free-throws per game.
Warriors Offense Breakdown
Leading up to today’s matchup, the Warriors are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 114.7 points per game (12th). The Warriors come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.6 made 3’s per game. If the Golden State offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.
Clippers Team Defense
So far, the Clippers’ defense is ranked 6th in the league at 108.9 points per contest.
In the terms of takeaways, Clippers are causing 13.3 turnovers per game, ranking 14th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 19th in rejections, averaging 4.8 blocked shots each game.
Warriors Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Warriors’ defense has finished three straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 20th in the league at 114.6 points per game allowed.
Inside the arc, the Warriors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.3% and 35.5% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Clippers And Warriors
In today’s game, we anticipate Paul George leading the scoring for the Clippers, contributing 18 points while shooting 7/14 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 23.9 points per game, in addition to 6.1 rebounds.
As for Golden State, Stephen Curry is projected to be the primary scorer for the Warriors. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 22, and adding 3 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 47.9%, and he is contributing 29.7 points per game on average.
Clippers vs Warriors Trends
- Across their last five road contests, Los Angeles has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 119 points per game.
- Golden State has a 1-4 record in their last five home games. In this stretch, they averaged 113 points per game while allowing 115. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
- Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Los Angeles has an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 0-3 straight up.
- The last five games that Golden State was favored, they have an ATS mark of 0-5 while going 2-3 straight up.
The Warriors is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 113-107. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Warriors at -5.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 227, and our model projects the Clippers and Warriors to reach a combined total of 220 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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