Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Basketball Betting Picks
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The 2018 NBA basketball betting season continues this Monday night with an enticing Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers West Coast matchup. The Warriors are, unsurprisingly, off to a fast start and are focused on building a lead atop the Western Conference. The Clippers on the other hand, will be vying for more consistent results moving forward in order to lock up a spot in this year’s postseason. So, what kind of turnout are the NBA sportsbook betting odds predicting for this Monday night matchup?
Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers – Monday, Nov. 12th
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
Stream: NBA League Pass
NBA Basketball Betting Odds:
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors step into this Monday night matchup sporting an 11-2 record that ranks them as the best team in both the Pacific Division and the Western Conference. However, with the 10-3 Portland Trailblazers hot on the Warriors’ tail, it’s clear that Golden State needs to keep on winning in order to lock down that No. 1 spot. Considering the ample talent on the Warriors’ roster, they should have no problems maintaining the current standard. But since they’re 1-1 in their last 2, the Warriors will be vying for a lopsided finish this evening. Seeing as how they’re 9-1 in their last 10 against the Clippers, it’s clear they shouldn’t break a sweat getting this win on the road.
Players to Watch: Stephen Curry (29.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 6.1 apg), Kevin Durant (26.9 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 6.5 apg), and Klay Thompson (21.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.6 apg).
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers step into this evening’s matchup sporting a 7-5 record. That tally ranks them as the 2nd best team in the Pacific Division and the 7th best team in the Western Conference. Right now things are extremely tight in the middle of the pack Western Conference teams. So, if the Clippers are serious about making the playoffs this season, they should focus on climbing the conference ladder. Unfortunately, they just happen to have what many consider to be the best team in the league standing in their way. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear this will be a high-scoring game. Right now the Warriors are scoring 121.9 and giving up 110.8 while the Clippers are scoring 116.3 and giving up 111.7. It should be noted that both Green and Curry are listed Day-to-Day by the Warriors. If they happen to sit out, LA might just have a shot at getting this upset.
Players to Watch: Tobias Harris (20.7 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 1.8 apg), Danilo Gallinari (19.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.7 apg), and Lou Williams (18.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 4.1 apg).
Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers Betting Predictions
Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers Betting Picks
So which side should cell phone betting fans take in Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers matchup? All in all, the Warriors are the safer bet. But if they’re starters sit, an upset pick on LA wouldn’t be foolish. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 120-116 Golden State.