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LA Clippers Vs Golden State NBA Odds Analysis

Written by on March 22, 2016

If you are a fan of divisional rivalries in the NBA, then Wednesday night is the time to tune into the action, as there are a number of great divisional games on tap. One of the games that jumps right off the page is the one that sees the LA Clippers head into Oakland to face the Golden State Warriors. We are all well aware by now that Golden State have the opportunity to put together the best single season record ever, and you can bet that every team that they face between now and the end of the season will be looking to put an end to that bid. This is something that is easier said than done, especially when those opponents have to go on the road to Oakland, where the Warriors still remain unbeaten at this late stage of the season. The odds for this one will be updated as they happen on the NBA online betting page.

Los Angeles Clippers Vs Golden State Warriors NBA Odds Analysis

When: Wednesday, March 23 at 10 PM EST Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland TV: ESPN Radio: KFWB and KNBR Live Stream: NBA Stream NBA Odds: TBA

Why bet on the LA Clippers

While most teams have to answer for what is happening with them on the court, the LA Clippers (43-26) are spending more time talking about what’s going on off of it. I am of course talking about Blake Griffin, and specifically the latest news that his return date has now been pushed back to April. The starters on this team started out well enough in his absence, but recent performances show that they might be running out of gas. Even if Griffin does return for the playoffs, how much will the rest of the team have left in the tank. The Clippers are just 4-6 in their last 10 games, and come into this one on a 2-game losing skid. LA are averaging 104.6 PPG, and are giving up 101.1 PPG.

Why bet on the Golden State Warriors

With just 12 games left in their season, the Golden State Warriors (63-7) still have a shot at setting the single season record, but it has to be said that their chances took a knock with the loss to San Antonio last week. They still have 2 games remaining against the Spurs, which makes their task all the more difficult. The Warriors will be totally focused on the next game up, though, and the good news is that they will be facing a Clippers team that they have already beaten 2 times this season. Let’s also not forget that Golden State are 32-0 on home court, and have won their last 8 games against the Clippers in Oakland, going all the way back to the 2011-12 season. The Warriors are averaging 115.3 PPG, and are giving up 104.2 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Clippers look like a wounded animal right now, and given how the Warriors have been playing at home this season, it should be a pretty straightforward kill for Golden State.

LA Clippers 102 Golden State Warriors 110