The Golden State Warriors (9-30) look to snap their six-game losing streak when they square off with the Los Angeles Clippers (26-12) at Staples Center. The game starts at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, January 10, 2020, and will air on FSN Prime Ticket.
Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers ATS Prediction
Although the Warriors were topped by the Milwaukee Bucks in their last matchup, 107-98, they were able to cover as 14-point underdogs. The combined points for the game (205) finished under the O/U total of 219. Milwaukee’s 8.2 turnover percentage was their biggest strength over Golden State, who had a rate of 15.8. The Bucks’ mark was better than their season average of 12.3, while the Warriors’ was above their season average of 12.5. Alec Burks was Golden State’s high scorer with 19 points on 5-for-13 shooting.
In the Clippers’ previous matchup, they barely escaped the New York Knicks, 135-132, but were unable to cover as 10-point favorites. The total points for the game (267) came in well over the O/U total of 220. The Clippers held the Knicks to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.0 (below their season average of 25.0) and had a free throw rate of 0.325 (above their season average of 0.228). Montrezl Harrell led Los Angeles in scoring with 34 points on 13-for-21 shooting from the field.
This will be the second game of the season between these two squads. Kawhi Leonard had 21 points, nine assists and five rebounds in the first game, in which the Clippers defeated the Warriors 141-122, covering as 1.5-point favorites. The game finished with a total of 263 points, which was 33.5 points above the projected point total of 229.5 points. Los Angeles was lights out from beyond the arc (18-32; 56.3 percent). Golden State, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (29.4 vs. 10.0).
Golden State comes into the contest with records of 9-30 straight up (SU) and 18-21 against the spread (ATS). Warriors matchups tend to finish under the total (56.4 percent).
Meanwhile, Los Angeles owns records of 26-12 SU and 20-17-1 ATS. Games including the Clippers also have gone under the total 52.6 percent of the time.
Los Angeles could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their productive offense goes up against one of the league’s worst defenses. The Clippers rank fifth in offensive efficiency, while Golden State ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency.
Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers Pick
Free Pick: ATS Winner – Clippers, O/U – Over
On the road, Golden State is 9-11 ATS with 10 overs and 10 unders.
At home, Los Angeles is 11-8-1 ATS with 10 overs and 10 unders.
In games where they allow under 100 points, Los Angeles is 11-0 and Golden State is 4-2.
The Clippers are 24-8 when they reach 100 points, while the Warriors are 9-18.
Golden State ranks fifth in steals per game (8.4) while Los Angeles ranks 28th in steals allowed per game (8.4).
The Clippers rank seventh in points in the paint per game (49.2) while the Warriors rank 29th (43.0).
Los Angeles ranks fifth in assists allowed per game (22.8) while Golden State ranks 25th (25.1).
The Clippers rank first in second chance points per game (15.1) while the Warriors rank 20th (12.5).
Los Angeles ranks fourth in points off turnovers (18.6 per game) while Golden State ranks 22nd in points off turnovers allowed (17.8 per game).
The Clippers average 47.9 rebounds per game, which ranks third in the NBA. The Warriors rank 21st in rebounds allowed per game (46.3).
Golden State ranks 12th in fast break points per game (13.3) while Los Angeles ranks 26th in fast break points allowed per game (15.5).
The Clippers rank 18th in three pointers attempted per game (32.4) while the Warriors rank 28th (28.8).
Los Angeles averages 5.0 blocks per game, which ranks 14th in the NBA. Golden State ranks 17th in blocks allowed per game (5.4).
In its last five contests, Golden State is 2-3 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs.
Los Angeles is 2-3 ATS with 4 overs and 1 under over its last five games.
The Warriors’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 9.6, up from 7.9 for the season.
During their last five games, the Clippers have scored an average of 117.4 points per game (1.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 118.2 points per game (8.4 above their season average).