Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors - 11/19/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (12-0) at Los Angeles Clippers (6-4)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 212.5 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors travel to the Staples Center to battle the Los Angeles Clippers tonight.
The Warriors continued their undefeated run with a thrilling 115-110 home win over the Raptors on Tuesday. Stephen Curry knocked down five 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 37 points while Klay Thompson returned from a one-game absence to add 19 points. The Warriors started the game on fire and stormed out to lead by 63-47 points at halftime, but they would find themselves in a real battle as the Raptors fought their way back into the game by getting to the foul line where they made 30 of 39 attempts. Even with the game tied at 98-98 with 5:28 in the fourth quarter, the Warriors kept playing their brand of basketball and got over the hump to improve to 12-0 on the season.
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Meanwhile, the Clippers have lost four of their last six games but are coming off an impressive 101-96 win over the Pistons despite playing without Chris Paul who sat out his second straight game. Jamal Crawford was inserted into the starting lineup and flourished with a season-high 37 points and eight assists while Blake Griffin added 34 points and nine assists as the Clippers rallied from a 15-point deficit to win the game. With the win, Los Angeles improved to 6-4 on the season and 5-1 at home. In injury news, coach Rivers said Wednesday that neither Paul (groin) nor JJ Redick (back) are likely to suit up tonight.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record, while the Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the home team is 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings overall and the over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings at the Staples Center.
These two teams have already met earlier this season with the Warriors winning by 112-108 back on Nov. 4 and with key players out for the Clippers, I'm thinking the Warriors will stay undefeated after this one. There's just no betting against the league's best team until they start losing a few games and who knows when that will be...