Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/1/14 Game Six
Los Angeles Clippers (57-25) at Golden State Warriors (51-31)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors +1 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, CSNB, TNT
The Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors will play game six of the NBA playoffs on Thursday night with the Clippers leading the series 3-2.
With there finally being a conclusion to the Donald Sterling nonsense, the Clippers came out hot in game five, making 48.7 percent of their shots and winning 113-103. The Clippers are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games when toping 100 points. The Clippers are playing extremely well offensively in this series, as they’re averaging 110.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting from the field. One player who has put the Clippers on his back besides Blake Griffin has been DeAndre Jordan, who is shooting 67.9 percent from the field and averaging 13.8 rebounds in this series. Defensively, the Clippers are allowing 104.8 points in this series. The Los Angeles Clippers are 48-38-1 ATS overall and 25-17-1 ATS on the road.
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The Warriors shot the ball well at 47.1 percent, but they turned the ball over 13 times and made only 68.4 percent from the free throw line. Stephen Curry also took only 10 shots and had eight of those 13 turnovers. Due to the Clippers defense, the Warriors are shooting only 34.1 percent from three in this series, which is a big difference from their 37.8 percent during the regular season. The positives for the Warriors is that they have outrebounded the Clippers in every game this series even without Andrew Bogut. The Warriors also return home, a place where they shoot 37.6 percent from downtown. The Golden State Warriors are 44-40-3 ATS overall and 21-20-2 ATS at home.
The Clippers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings, while the Clippers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Golden State.
The Warriors had a chance to steal game five but turned the ball over in critical spots. Now, Golden State returns home, one of the toughest places to win in the NBA, and a place where the Warriors are a completely different team. Give me the Warriors and the point, as this series will go seven games.