The Los Angeles Clippers head to Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA on April 24 hoping to extend their first round series with the Golden State Warriors. The Clippers mounted an exciting over 30 points comeback win in Game 2. Since then, they’ve failed to touch Golden State. Will the Warriors close out LAC on Wednesday night? Check out NBA Playoffs betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Clippers-Warriors Game 5!
Clippers vs Warriors Game 5 2019 NBA Playoffs Odds
- When: Wednesday, April 24 at 10:30pm ET
- Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
- TV: TNT
- Over/Under Total Odds: 235
Why L.A. Clippers are a good bet at +14
Although Golden State is up 3-1, the Clippers have played well enough to go 2-2 against the spread. LAC mounted a fantastic comeback in Game 2. Down by more than 30 points, the Clippers beat Golden State 135-131.
Since then, Golden State has won back-to-back games in this series, but the Clippers covered in Game 4 when losing 105-113. Even though the Clippers might not beat the Warriors on Wednesday night, they’ve got a great shot of playing well enough to cover the spread.
- Points/G: 115.1
- Field Goal %: 47.1
- 3-Point %: 38.8
- Free Throw %: 79.2
- Rebounds/G: 45.5
- Points/G: 114.3
- Field Goal %: 45.7
- 3-Point %: 34.3
- Free Throw %: 77.7
- Rebounds/G: 45.7
Why Golden State Warriors are a good bet at -14
The Golden State Warriors showed how dominant they can be when destroying the Clippers 132-105 in Game 3. When the Warriors turn it on, few teams in the NBA can keep it close and the Clippers are no exception.
Although Golden State didn’t dominate LAC in Game 4, that battle was at the Staples Center. Now at home in Game 5, Golden State has a real shot of closing out the Clippers with a huge 20-point or more victory. The Warriors want to shed LAC and move on to the Western Conference Semifinals.
- Points/G: 117.7
- Field Goal %: 49.1
- 3-Point %: 38.5
- Free Throw %: 80.1
- Rebounds/G: 46.2
- Points/G: 111.2
- Field Goal %: 44.4
- 3-Point %: 34.7
- Free Throw %: 77.3
- Rebounds/G: 44.3
NBA Playoffs Betting Trends for L.A. Clippers vs Golden State Warriors
- Clippers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest
- Clippers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall
- Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Golden State
- Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings playing on 2 days rest
- Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss
- Warriors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win
Clippers vs Warriors Game 5 Final Analysis
Although the Clippers should most definitely win, 14 points feels like too many. Golden State’s not a great covering team, having gone 35-46-1 ATS overall this season. They’ve gone 16-24-1 ATS at home.
The Clippers will play loose, knowing that everyone expects them to get blown out. LAC should come out playing relaxed while the Warriors might be lethargic after building a 3-1 series lead with the Game 4 win. The Clippers won’t upset the Warriors, but they could keep this much closer than the spread.
NBA Playoffs Betting Pick: Clippers +14