The NBA is coming back from the All-Star weekend on a high note as the Golden State Warriors face the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday. This will be the third and last time both teams meet in the regular season, after finishing back-to-back games that left each team with one win apiece.
As it stands, the Clippers find themselves in the fourth place of the Western Conference while the Warriors are in a tight race for a spot in the top eight, sitting right behind the Dallas Mavericks at the No. 9 spot.
Have a look at what the NBA odds can offer as we head into the second half of the regular season, including a more in-depth look at the game, team details, and expert betting prediction brought to you by the NitroBetting news team. Don’t forget to check this any many more betting odds and lines at our online BTC sportsbook.
Warriors vs. Clippers Game Information
Feels good to be back pic.twitter.com/PNucTRDR7W— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 11, 2021
- When: Thursday, March 11, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
- Where:Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: 710 ESPNLA (Clippers) / 95.7 THE GAME (Warriors)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: TBA
Why Bet on the Golden State Warriors?
The Warriors are currently in a slump, losing three games in a row. They want to capitalize on a Clippers team that has been shaky in the recent weeks with the aid of an in-form Steph Curry.
The two-time NBA MVP has been doing the heavy-lifting for the Warriors’ offense that continues to feel the impact of Klay Thompson’s absence. Curry will be coaxing help from the likes of Kelly Oubre Jr., Draymond Green, and up-and-coming shooting guard Jordan Poole. However, all three players were off the court in their last game against the Suns, which the Warriors lost by double-digits.
Curry carries on with an impressive season, leading the NBA in 3-point shots made and is about to claim the third most 3-point shots made per game at 4.8, second to his 5.1 3-pointers made per game record in the 2018-19 season. If he can carry on and deliver the numbers, the Warriors are still playoff contenders and take down some of the big guns along the way.
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers?
Meanwhile, the Clippers go through a similar phase, recording three losses in a row. They missed the presence of Paul George for a couple of games, but he is expected to get back on the floor Thursday night. With a complete roster for this game, they can work on bouncing back and adding another win to their record.
This is a crucial game for the Clips as they recently dropped to the fourth spot in the Western Conference standings. All this combines for NBA oddsthat will pique anyone’s interest.
The duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George has been prominent in the first half of the Clippers’ regular season, combining for an average of over 50 points per game. What’s makes this pair even more dangerous for opponents is their elite play on the other end of the court.
Both Leonard and George can lock up the other team’s top perimeter scorers, and that’s a problem for the Warriors, especially to Oubre and Andrew Wiggins.
Warriors vs. Clippers Betting Trends
- The Clippers are 3-2 in their last 5 home games.
- The Clippers are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone under in 5 of the Clippers’ last 10 games against the Warriors.
- The total has gone under in 8 of the Warriors’ last 10 road games.
- The Warriors are 5-5 against the spread in their last 10 games.
- The Warriors are 4-6 against the spread in their last 10 meetings against the Clippers.
Warriors vs. Clippers Expert Betting Prediction
The NBA betting lines for this matchup are tough to crack even after taking note of the numbers and recent results. Since both teams want that win to start the second half of the regular season, we can anticipate non-stop action.
The Warriors look to close down the gap in the standings and secure a spot that brings the team to the playoffs. If everything lines up for them, they can pull off a sneaky win against the Clippers, and at the very least cover the spread.
On the other hand, a healthy Clippers team can make a run to the NBA Finals as they have +500 odds to win the championship. Apart from a win, the Clippers are looking to make a huge statement, so expect them to go all out against the Warriors.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.