Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers 10/21/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors
Tuesday October 21
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors will play a Tuesday preseason game at the ORACLE Arena.
The Los Angeles Clippers are just 1-4 in preseason play, which includes a loss to the Warriors earlier this month. Despite the poor record, Blake Griffin has been the MVP of the preseason, as he’s racked up 75 points and 14 rebounds in his last three games. Griffin seems to be getting better each season and if he can be this consistent in the regular season, the Clippers will be a scary team. Spencer Hawes has dropped 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in his last two contests, while Jamal Crawford has scored 20-plus points off the bench in his last two games. Glen Davis continues to deal with a groin injury and likely won’t play in this matchup. The Los Angeles Clippers are one of a few teams that’s ready for the real games to begin.
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The Golden State Warriors have lost back-to-back preseason games, but are still a solid 4-2 overall and continue to shoot lights out. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson did not play in the Warriors last game simply due to rest. That still didn’t stop guys such as Justin Holiday shooting 7-13 from the field for 18 points off the bench. It seems like whoever the Warriors put on the court knocks down a high percentage of their shots, which is why they’ve topped 100 points in five of their six games. Even David Lee is 12-14 from the field in his last two games. The Warriors only main question mark is the improvement of Harrison Barnes, who must take that next step if Golden State is going to become a true championship contender. Still, the Warriors are a team to watch out for this season.
I have a rule about betting against the Warriors in the ORACLE. Don't do it. I don't care if it's the preseason or not.