Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors - 3/31/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (60-13) at Los Angeles Clippers (49-25)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -2 -- Over/Under: 214 See the Latest Odds
Two of the hottest teams in the league collide tonight when the Golden State Warriors visit the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Los Angeles Clippers look to build on their seven-game win streak after returning from a three-game road trip capped with a 119-106 win over the Celtics on Sunday. In an absolute rout, JJ Redick led the way with 27 points while Chris Paul and Blake Griffin added 21 points each as the Clippers dominated early and led by 68-47 at halftime and by as many as points before easing off the in the fourth quarter. With the win, LA is now 49-25 on the season and 22-15 on the road where they've won four straight.
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Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been the hottest team in the league with 14 wins in their last 15 outings and nine straight overall after making light work of the Bucks in a 108-95 win on Saturday. Stephen Curry made six threes en route to a game-high 25 points, Klay Thompson added 21 points while four other players finished in double figures as the Warriors trounced the Bucks to improve to 60-13, a franchise record for wins in a season for Golden State while clinching the top seed in the Western Conference.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games following a win and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games, while the Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a win and 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games.
Head to head, the Warriors are 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings in Los Angeles and the over is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings overall.
These two teams have already met three times this season with the Warriors winning two of three including a 106-98 win back on Mar. 8, but the Clippers have been on a roll and should be able to even the score tonight with a hard-fought victory at home. There's always the added bonus that coach Kerr might opt to rest a couple of players, so I'm definitely leaning towards the Clippers in this one.