It will be a battle between Pacific Division opponents when the Golden State Warriors (15-49) welcome the Los Angeles Clippers (43-20) to the Chase Center. The game begins at 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors Free Prediction
In the Clippers’ last outing, they were 2.5-point favorites and fell to the Los Angeles Lakers, 112-103. The game’s combined points (215) were under the O/U total of 226.5. The Lakers had a better turnover percentage (10.8 vs. 12.8). The Clippers, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 29.4 (above their season average of 23.9). Paul George was the game’s leading scorer with 31 points on 9-for-16 shooting.
The Warriors defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in their last matchup, 118-114, despite being 4-point underdogs. The combined points for the game (232) came in over the projected point total of 219.5. The Warriors had a ridiculously low turnover percentage of 7.0 (better than their season average of 12.8) and had a free throw rate of 0.263 (above their season average of 0.210). With 13 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, Marquese Chriss had a good outing for Golden State.
The Clippers have won both games against the Warriors this season, including a 109-100 victory in their last matchup. Los Angeles was unable to cover as a 15-point favorite and the game finished with a total of 209 points, which was 8 points below the projected point total of 217 points. Los Angeles’ effective field goal percentage was its largest strength over Golden State. The Clippers had a rate of 0.554 while the Warriors posted a mark of 0.427. In the victory, Kawhi Leonard led all scorers with 36 points.
Los Angeles heads into the game with records of 43-20 straight up (SU) and 33-29-1 against the spread (ATS). Sportsbooks are known to place the total high when the Clippers are involved, as 57.1 percent of their contests have ended under the projected point total.
Meanwhile, Golden State owns records of 15-49 SU and 30-33-1 ATS. Coinciding with Los Angeles, Warriors games have finished under the O/U total 54.7 percent of the time.
The ineffective offense of Golden State (30th in the league with an offensive efficiency of 103.4) will clash against the top-notch defense of Los Angeles (fifth in the NBA with a defensive efficiency of 105.4). The Clippers should have the advantage on that side of the ball.
Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – Clippers, O/U – Under
Los Angeles is 16-15 ATS on the road with 19 unders and 12 overs.
Golden State is 13-19-1 ATS at home with 18 unders and 15 overs.
Los Angeles is 17-0 when they hold opponents under 100 points, while Golden State is 6-2.
The Clippers are 41-15 when they reach the century mark, while the Warriors are 15-32.
Los Angeles ranks third in rebounds per game (48.0) while Golden State ranks 26th in rebounds allowed per game (46.5).
The Clippers rank fourth in second chance points per game (14.3) while the Warriors rank 24th (12.0).
Los Angeles ranks eighth in assists allowed per game (23.5) while Golden State ranks 28th (26.1).
The Clippers rank eighth in points off turnovers per game (17.6) while the Warriors rank 26th in points off turnovers allowed per game (18.0).
Los Angeles ranks 12th in points in the paint per game (48.7) while Golden State ranks 28th (43.8).
The Warriors average 8.3 steals per game, which ranks seventh in the league. The Clippers rank 20th in steals allowed per game (7.9).
Los Angeles ranks 11th in fast break points per game (14.1) while Golden State ranks 23rd in fast break points allowed per game (15.0).
The Warriors rank 20th in three pointers allowed per game (34.6) while the Clippers rank 25th (35.2).
In its last five games, Los Angeles is 3-2 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs.
Golden State is 4-1 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders over its last five games.
The Clippers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 11.2, up from 6.2 for the season.
During their last five games, the Warriors have scored an average of 114.4 points per game (8.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 111.6 points per game (3.2 below their season average).