Clippers vs. Warriors NBA Betting Preview & Expert Analysis
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The Golden State Warriors have established themselves as the frontrunners in the Western Conference. In the wake of the Houston Rockets recent struggles, Golden State has not flinched on the opportunity to make the West theirs. Naturally, NBA betting sites are starting to take note. And in this evening’s Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors matchup, Steph Curry & Co. are facing some pretty lopsided odds. Take a look at what the 3 team teaser lines are predicting.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors – Wed., Jan. 10th
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Stream: Watch ESPN, NBA League Pass
NBA Betting Lines:
Los Angeles Clippers +16 ½ (-110) 226 ½ (-110) +1350
Golden State Warriors -16 ½ (-110) 226 ½ (-110) -2300
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers enter this evening’s pairing sporting an 18-21 record that ranks them 2nd in the Pacific Division, behind this evening’s opponents. However, despite ranking highly in the pacific, the Clippers are 9th overall in the Western Conference. Sitting on a losing record, and just out of reach of the postseason cut: there’s no question Los Angeles is vying for a rebound. Unfortunately for them, they’ll be going up against the reigning champions and the winningest team in the NBA this season. Notwithstanding this fierce challenge, should NBA betting players take a shot on those steep upside money line odds?
Considering that the Clippers are 5-2 in their last 7 contests, sportsbook players could find some value on Los Angeles’ money line. Blake Griffin, the Clippers’ leading scorer, is currently listed as day-to-day on the team’s injury report. If Griffin doesn’t make the starting lineup, there’s not much sense in punching in this wager. At the current moment, Griffin is averaging 22.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game. While that is a large contribution, Lou Williams – the club’s second leading scorer, isn’t that far behind Griffins’ numbers. Specifically, Williams is putting up 22.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game.
Golden State Warriors
Golden State enters this evening’s Western Conference matchup flashing a brilliant 33-8 record that ranks them 1st in the Pacific Division as well as in the Western Conference. Additionally, the Warriors enter this Wednesday night pairing riding a 5-game win streak and as hot as ever. As aforementioned, Golden State was in a heated race with the Rockets for the lead in the Western Conference. But the Warriors’ steadiness has created a 4-game cushion for them at the top of the West, and has made them the frontrunners in the conference as well. The Clippers and Warriors faced each other just a few nights ago. With Golden State coming out on top 121-105, it’s easy to understand why this evening’s odds are so steep.
To pull off a crushing sportsbook victory this evening, the Warriors will turn to 3 of the NBA’s best players. Steph Curry is currently leading the pack with an average of 27.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per matchup. Second in points for Golden State is Kevin Durant, who’s averaging 25.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per matchup. Lastly, Klay Thompson is third in points for the pack as he’s draining 20.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game.