The LA Clippers and Golden State Warriors will close out tonight's NBA action when they square off at the ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. The two Pacific Division rivals are scheduled to take the court at 10:30pm ET; the game will be broadcast live on TNT. The latest NBA Betting Odds have the Warriors listed as a -5.5 against the spread home favorite and the Over/Under set at 212.5 points.
The Clippers are, without question, the hotter of these two teams as they have won 12 of their last 15 games while Golden State has lost six of its last nine. Nevertheless, the Warriors are the chalk tonight as they look to salvage what has been a disastrous five game home stand.
Golden State opened its current home set with back to back losses to the Pacers and Timberwolves and it followed up a 103-88 win over the Trail Blazers on Sunday with an 85-88 loss to the Wizards on Tuesday night.
Los Angeles, meanwhile, returned home from a 5-2 road swing on Wednesday night to hand those same Wizards a 110-103 loss. The Clippers got 29 points and nine rebounds from Blake Griffin and a 17 rebound, 14 point double-double from DeAndre Jordan in the win. Point guard Darren Collison added 16 points and nine assists filling the starting role for the injured Chris Paul.
Despite the current direction of these two teams, an L.A. win is anything but a foregone conclusion. The Clippers are just 3-6 in their last nine meetings with Golden State and they 1-7 in their last eight appearances at the ORACLE Arena.
That said, laying 5.5 points on the Warriors may not be the best idea either. Golden State is 4-6 both straight up and against the spread in its last 10 games as a home favorite with a line within 5.5 points of pick'em and coming off a home loss.
Notable Trends: The Over is 5-0 in the Warriors last five games as a home favorite against a division opponent with a line within 5.5 points of pick'em and coming off a home game.
NBA Betting Odds LA Clippers vs Golden State Warriors:
Los Angeles Clippers +5.5 (-110), Over 212.5 (-110), +195 (Moneyline)
Golden State Warriors -5.5 (-110), Under 212.5 (-110), -230 (Moneyline)
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