Online Betting NBA Previews Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors – 2/22/2018
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Online betting NBA players might be expecting a great matchup to come out of this evening’s Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors pairing. However, it’s pretty clear that the betting sportsbook odds are expecting a bit of a blowout. Let’s mulch over some basic info for this evening’s matchup before taking a look at some NBA parlay picks bettors can make on tonight’s action.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors – Thurs., Feb. 22nd
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
Online Betting NBA Odds:
Los Angeles Clippers +10 ½ (-110) 233 (-110) +500
Golden State Warriors -10 ½ (-110) 233 (-110) -700
Los Angeles Clippers
Blake Griffin and Lou Williams, the team’s leading points and assist earners respectively, look to lead the Clippers to their third straight win this evening. Presently Los Angeles is sitting on a 30-26 record that ranks them as the 2nd best team in the Pacific Division. However, the Clippers are currently pegged as the 9th worst team in the Western Conference. This places Los Angeles barely out of playoff reach. There’s still enough time for LA to get back into the playoff mix but they’ll need to maintain their current momentum. Unfortunately for Los Angeles, the online betting NBA odds don’t think they’ll be able to. What do the stats have to say?
Unsurprisingly, the Warriors wield a much better offense than the Clippers. But that’s to be expected when you’re facing Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson. Behind Durant’s 26.0 point average, Curry’s 26.6, and Thompson’s 20 points per game, the Warriors have the No. 1 scoring offense in the NBA. Notwithstanding their dynamism, the Warriors rank 22nd in points allowed. This gives the Clippers a slight defensive advantage, since they’re 21st in points allowed.
Golden State Warriors
Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors enter this evening’s contest somewhat ticked off after conceding a 123-117 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in their most recent matchup. By the looks of it, the evening’s betting sportsbook odds think the Warriors will have an easy time tonight on home court. Nonetheless, intrastate rivalries can end up surprising you from time to time. Overall, the Warriors are 3-1 in their last 4 matchups, clearly showing they are in no way amidst a slump. Furthermore, the Warriors 44-14 record pegs them as the best team in the division and 2nd best team in the West. Only the Houston Rockets have a better record than Golden State. But since Kevin Durant & Co. are only ½ game behind Houston, will they be able to overcome that difference in this evening’s Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors matchup?
Considering that the Rockets are paired against the elite Timberwolves this evening, Golden State could regain the No. 1 spot in the West tonight. They’ll need to beat the Clippers to do so, but that shouldn’t be too hard on home court. All in all, the Warriors are too strong of an offense for the Clippers to overcome this NBA sports betting evening.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Predictions
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors Picks
Golden State has a lot to prove after losing to the Trail Blazers on the road. Additionally, the Warriors have too much talent to lose to the Clippers, especially since their defense isn’t that dominant. However, there’s not much value in taking the Warriors straight up this evening. Bettors will be better off taking the Clippers on the spread. Both teams have luck ATS lately, but the Clippers have a better track record against the spread this season. Specifically, Los Angeles is 31-25 ATS on the year and 17-11 ATS on the road. For comparison, the Warriors are 26-31-1 ATS on the year and 13-15-1 ATS at home. Sign up now to get in on this enticing action!
Score Prediction: 116-108 Golden State. The Warriors pick up the win at home but fail to cover the spread. Likewise, the TOTALS will be UNDER this evening.