Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors 10/24/2019 NBA Odds and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors 10/24/2019 – The Golden State Warriors will be seeing familiar faces on Thursday, as they play host to NBA finals tormentor Kawhi Leonard and the rugged Los Angeles Clippers at the state-of-the-art Chase Center in downtown San Francisco. Top sports betting experts will be closely watching how the Warriors will fair against the Clippers, who just made a statement win over the Los Angeles Lakers 112-102 on the season opener.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors 10/24/2019
Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors 10/24/2019 Betting Odds
Los Angeles Clippers Betting
For the Clippers, there’s no better way to make a big statement win than on your home floor and against your intra-city rivals Lakers. Kawhi Leonard announced his L.A arrival on Tuesday by dropping a cool 30 points on 52.6 percent FG shooting. Reigning Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams didn’t look lost playing alongside a bona fide superstar, scoring 21 points along with 7 dimes. The Clippers defense hounded the Lakers all game long, limiting them to just 102 points. Paul George, the other superstar the Clippers acquired last summer, likes what he’s seeing from his teammates. He believes they can become even better when he returns from a shoulder injury next month.
Players to Watch: Kawhi Leonard (30.0 PPG, 6.0 RPG, and 5.0 APG) Lou Williams (21.0 PPG, 5.0 RPG, and 7.0 APG), and Montrezl Harrell (17.0 PPG, 7.0 RPG, and 4.0 APG)
Golden State Warriors Betting
The Warriors are entering unfamiliar territory, playing their first regular-season game on the third day of the season. With Kevin Durant now with the Brooklyn Nets and Klay Thompson still recovering from an ACL injury, Golden State will need more production from their resident superstar Stephen Curry to keep the Dubs in the title conversation. Moreover, it would be interesting how Curry’s on-court chemistry with All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell evolve over the next few months.
Players to Watch: Stephen Curry (27.3 PPG, 5.3 RPG, and 5.2 APG*), D’Angelo Russell (21.1 PPG, 3.9 RPG and 7.0 APG*), and Draymond Green (7.4 PPG, 7.3 RPG, and 6.9 APG*).
Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors 10/24/2019 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Clippers
LA Clippers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Golden State Warriors
Warriors are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George SF Shoulder is out indefinitely
Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson SG Knee is out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors Betting Picks
The L.A Clippers are entering Thursday’s ballgame with huge momentum on their side following a win vs. Lakers. Golden State sport a 7-3 head-to-head record with the Clippers in the last 10 games, but they had Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson in all of these games and the Clippers still didn’t have Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
Moneyline: The Clippers are -1.5 points favorite over the Warriors entering the game, according to the odds set by top online sportsbooks. On the other hand, the ESPN basketball power index gives the Warriors a 57.7 percent edge of winning over the visiting team. This can be a tricky game for Moneyline bettors, but I would live and die with the Clippers because of their tenacious defense.
ATS: The Warriors dominated the Clippers over the years, but surprisingly they are just 5-5 ATS vs. the Clips over their last 10 meetings. In this particular game, I don’t see the Warriors going over the top. As I said, this L.A team is much different from last season, and Kawhi is a big reason for that.
TOTALs: Los Angeles Clippers dropped 112 points in their last game while the Golden State Warriors averaged 117 points last season. The OU Total for this game is set at 224. What we learned from the season-opener is this Clippers team will be a merciless defensive unit. Sure, the Warriors can certainly score in bundles with Curry and Russell sharing the backcourt, yet getting past the 100-point mark in this game will be a tall order. The Clippers perimeter defense is just that good.
Score Prediction: 110 – 96 Clippers