Since the trade of Blake Griffin, the Los Angeles Clippers have seen improved offshore betting value. Although they are no threat to overtake Golden State in the West their betting value may increase. Guard Lou Williams triggers an LA offense that is among the NBA’s best. However, defense remains a threat to keep the Clippers out of the postseason. Meanwhile the Golden State Warriors are a half game behind Houston for top seed in the West. Sloppy defense and public acclaim have damaged the Warriors betting value. Golden State hosts the Clippers on Thursday.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors
Date and Time: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 10:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: ORACLE Arena, Oakland, California
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
Clippers +10½ (-110) 234 (-110)
Warriors -10½ (-110) 234 (-110)
Clippers vs. Warriors TV Coverage: TNT
Heading into the stretch run the Los Angeles Clippers are 30-26 straight up. Versus the line LA is 31-24-1. In addition, they are 17-10-1 on the road with the NBA Games betting odds. Under the total has hit in 15 out of their 28 away games. As of late the Clippers have been in solid form. LA has paid out in six of their last nine games. Under the total has paid in eight out of their last nine games. On the road Los Angeles has gone under the number in 15 of 28 games.
Offense is the strength of the Clippers. Due to their depth they rank seventh best in the NBA for points per game. Yet defense has been the Los Angeles weakness. They rank 21st in the Association for points allowed. Lou Williams leads the team in scoring with 23.2 points per game. DeAndre Jordan has been a dominant rebounder with 15 per game. LA is in a six team race for the final four Western playoff spots.
Meanwhile the Golden State Warriors are 44-14 straight up and 26-31-1 against the spread. Recently they have lost five of their last nine vs. the odds. At ORACLE Arena the Warriors have paid in just 13 of 29 games. Most noteworthy is that they are the highest scoring team in the NBA. Conversely a mediocre defense ranks 22nd in the Association. Stephen Curry leads the Warriors with 27 points per game. There is no doubt that the Warriors are the team to beat and repeat in the NBA.
In this head to head sportsbook series Golden State has had the edge. And the Warriors have paid out in six out of their last eight games vs. the Clippers. Over the total has paid in the last six meetings in this series. Especially relevant is that the Clippers have paid in four out of their last six visits to Oakland. Additionally, the last three games in this series at ORACLE have gone over the total. The Clippers scored a 125-106 win at Golden State on January 10.
Matchup to Watch
Seems like the Clippers strong NBA Games betting odds value on the road is a matchup edge. Especially considering the Warriors red ink at home. Furthermore, the Clippers offense matches up well against the Warriors defense. That factor should keep LA within the number.
Clippers vs. Warriors NBA games Betting Odds Picks
In conclusion the Clippers have enough fire power to hang within the number. Most of all they have proven betting value on the road and at Golden State. Los Angeles gets the call.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Los Angeles Clippers
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Clippers 109, Warriors 106
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