The Golden State Warriors (1-0) will be at home in ORACLE Arena when they clash with the Los Angeles Clippers (0-1) in game two of the First Round of the Western Conference Playoffs. Golden State opened as a 13.5-point favorite, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 230 points. Action gets underway at 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday, April 15, 2019, and it can be seen on TNT.
Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors Betting Preview
In game one, these two teams combined to put up 225 points, which was under the projected point total of 233. The Warriors won 121-104, covering as 13.5-point favorites. The Warriors dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.0 and a superb effective field goal percentage of 0.571. The Clippers were 14.3 and 0.463, respectively, for those same stats. Curry put up a double-double in the victory with 38 points and 15 rebounds.
Golden State could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their prolific offense faces off against one of the worst defenses in the NBA. The Warriors rank first in offensive efficiency, while Los Angeles ranks 21st in defensive efficiency. Moreover, the Clippers, who rank first in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.257), will battle against the Warriors, who rank 21st in opponents’ FTA rate (0.205).
Of Los Angeles’ 83 games, 45 have finished over the O/U total, while 45 of Golden State’s 83 games have finished under the projected point total. The Warriors have the better straight up (SU) record (58-25 vs. 48-35), but the Clippers hold the clear advantage against the spread (ATS) (45-37-1 vs. 36-46-1).
Clippers at Warriors Free Prediction
Free NBA Pick: SU Winner – Warriors, ATS Winner – Warriors, O/U – Under
The Warriors rank third in fast break points per game (19.1) while the Clippers rank 22nd in fast break points allowed per game (14.9).
Golden State ranks 14th in steals per game (7.6) while Los Angeles ranks 23rd in steals allowed per game (8.3).
Golden State ranks first in assists per game (29.4) while Los Angeles ranks 17th (24.0).
Los Angeles averages 13.1 second chance points per game, which ranks 15th in the league. Golden State ranks 18th in second chance points allowed per game (13.7).
Los Angeles is 23-18-1 ATS on the road with 24 unders and 18 overs.
At home, Golden State is 17-24-1 ATS with 26 unders and 16 overs.
In games where they allow less than 100 points, Golden State is 10-0 and Los Angeles is 7-1.
In games where they reach the century mark, the Clippers are 48-26 and the Warriors are 58-17.
The Warriors average 16.3 points off turnovers per game, which ranks 15th in the NBA. The Clippers rank 26th in points off turnovers allowed per game (17.8).
Golden State ranks first in blocks allowed per game (3.6) while Los Angeles ranks 28th (6.2).
The Warriors rank eighth in three pointers attempted per game (34.4) while the Clippers rank 28th (25.9).
The Warriors average 46.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 11th in the league. The Clippers rank 20th in rebounds allowed per game (45.8).
Los Angeles ranks eighth in points in the paint per game (51.1) while Golden State ranks 28th (43.2).
Golden State is 2-3 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs in its last five games.
Across its past five outings, Los Angeles is 0-5 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders.
The Warriors’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.8, up from 6.6 for the season.
During their last five games, the Clippers have scored an average of 114.2 points per game (0.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 129.2 points per game (14.8 above their season average).