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The Golden State Warriors will be trying to snap their three-game losing streak when they face the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. The Warriors are coming off a 120-98 loss to Phoenix as 12.5-points underdogs. The Clippers are coming off a 119-117 loss to Washington as 8.5-point favorites.
Los Angeles is 6-4 in its last 10 games against Golden State.
Warriors Going For Second Consecutive Win Over Clippers
The Warriors aren’t playing well at the moment and have lost their last three games. They will try to snap their losing streak with a win over the Clippers, which will give them their fourth win in their last seven games and second consecutive win over the Clippers.
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— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 10, 2021
Golden State has played well offensively, averaging 113.4 points per game. They finished with 98 points in their last game, making 43.2 percent of their field goals and 34.3 percent of their three-pointers.
Jordan Poole led the way for Golden State with 26 points and three rebounds. Andrew Wiggins finished with 16 points and four assists, while James Wiseman added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Warriors.
Golden State hasn’t been as good defensively, giving up 112.9 points per game. They gave up 120 points in their last game and will need a significantly better effort if they want to win this game.
Clippers Trying To Snap Three-Game Losing Streak
The Clippers didn’t play well before the All-Star break, losing their last three games. They will try to put an end to the streak with a win over the Warriors, which will give them their second win in their last six games.
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) March 9, 2021
Los Angeles is one of the better offensive teams in the league, averaging 114.8 points per game. They finished with 117 points in their last game, making 46.3 percent of their field goals and 45.7 percent of their three-pointers.
Kawhi Leonard led the way for Los Angeles with 22 points and five rebounds. Patrick Beverley finished with 17 points and three rebounds, while Lou Williams added 16 points and three assists for the Clippers.
Los Angeles is one of the best defensive teams in the league, giving up 109.4 points per game. They gave up 119 points in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to get the win.
Los Angeles is:
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division.
Golden State is:
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division.
The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Warriors haven’t played well offensively in recent games and have been held under 100 points in two of their last three games. They also haven’t shot the ball well from distance, making 31.5 percent of their three-pointers, which is usually their strength. Even though they didn’t play well defensively in their last three games, which were on the road, the Clippers do a good job at home, holding opponents to 110.6 points per game, so expect them to keep the Warriors’ offense in check. The Clippers have also done a better job on the offensive end in recent games, and are averaging over 115 points per game at home. With the Warriors giving up 115 points per game in their last three games, the Clippers won’t have trouble scoring against them, making Los Angeles the best bet here.
Los Angeles Clippers -6.5
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Full-Game Total Pick
The Warriors are averaging 113.4 points per game, but their average drops to 110.3 points per game on the road. They struggled in their last three games, averaging 98.3 points per game, and will be held under their average by the Clippers, who are giving up 109.4 points per game. The Clippers are averaging 114.8 points per game and average 115.7 points per game at home. They play at a very slow pace, with the team averaging 100.2 possessions per game. Even though the Warriors are giving up 115.5 points per game on the road, the Clippers won’t score enough points to push the score over the total. The Clippers and Warriors played under the total in three of their last four meetings.