Warriors vs Clippers NBA Spread & Expert Pick

Warriors vs Clippers NBA Spread & Expert Pick

Written by on January 18, 2019

Defending NBA Champion Golden State travels down the Pacific Coast Highway on Friday night to take on the L.A. Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Warriors have the best record in the Western Conference but the Clippers aren’t that far behind. Will L.A. make up some ground on the Golden State Warriors? Or, will the Warriors reassert their dominance?

Warriors vs Clippers NBA Spread & Expert Pick

Why Golden State Warriors are a good bet -6?

Golden State carries a 6-game win streak into their battle with the Clippers on Jan. 18. Golden State has shoved away the issues that plagued them earlier in the season. They’re 6-1 in January.

With Golden State now playing Warrior basketball, teams like the Clippers should have trouble keeping it close, much less winning games. Golden State should be on their toes on Friday knowing that they must keep the Clippers from gaining ground on their top Western Conference position.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 118.6
  • Field Goal %: 48.8
  • 3-Point %: 39.2
  • Free Throw %: 82.3
  • Rebounds/G: 46.5
Defense:
  • Points/G: 112.3
  • Field Goal %: 45
  • 3-Point %: 35.3
  • Free Throw %: 76.3
  • Rebounds/G: 43.2

Why L.A. Clippers are a good bet +6?

Are the Clippers a safe NBA odds pick for Friday night?

Los Angeles has fallen 6 games behind the Warriors. But, that doesn’t mean they have no shot at covering or even beating Golden State on the moneyline on Jan. 18.

The Clippers are a very good 13-10 ATS at home. They also lost by only 2 points the last time they faced the Warriors, 127-129, on Dec. 23. LAC matches up well with Golden State. They’ll have a great shot to win on the moneyline.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 115.2
  • Field Goal %: 47.4
  • 3-Point %: 38.9
  • Free Throw %: 79.9
  • Rebounds/G: 45.5
Defense:
  • Points/G: 114.7
  • Field Goal %: 45.5
  • 3-Point %: 34.9
  • Free Throw %: 77.6
  • Rebounds/G: 45.9

NBA Betting Trends for Warriors vs Clippers

  • Warriors are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 versus the NBA Pacific
  • Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games
  • Clippers are 7-1 ATS in their last 7 home games versus a team with a winning road record
  • Clippers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 following a straight up loss of more than 10 points

Warriors vs Clippers Final NBA Betting Analysis

While Golden State is hot heading into this Pacific Division matchup, the L.A. Clippers most definitely are not. The Clippers have lost 4 in a row both SU and ATS.

While that’s a real concern, L.A. steps it up against teams that should beat them. The Clippers will show more grit on Friday night than they have in their last 4. They figure to really go for it versus the Warriors, a team with a giant bullseye on its back. Taking the points makes the most sense.

NBA Betting Pick: L.A. Clippers +6

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