Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors - 10/30/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors - 10/30/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors (4-3) at Los Angeles Clippers (4-1)

NBA Basketball: Monday, October 30, 2017 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Clippers +4 -- Over/Under: 221 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers meet Monday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Golden State Warriors hope to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time this season after a 4-3 record. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 118.1 points on 51.5 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.6 points and 6.3 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 26.3 points and 7.9 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and David West is grabbing three rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 85.1 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won seven of their last 10 road games.

The Los Angeles Clippers look for a statement victory to build on their solid 4-1 start to the NBA season. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 106.2 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 92.4 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 24.8 points and 9.6 rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 13.2 points and 2.2 assists. Patrick Beverley is the third double-digit scorer and Lou Williams is dishing four assists. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won 10 of their last 12 home games.

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The Warriors are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Golden State Warriors aren't playing good basketball right now and I'm usually the first to take the points when they get these blown up lines. However, there's still a serious talent gap between the Warriors and Clippers, and Golden State gets a kick out of beating their brains in given the bad blood between these clubs that dates back the last few years. I also don't like what I saw from the Clippers in their loss to the Pistons, as the offense played a lot of hero ball and the defense couldn't get stops. The Warriors and the low line seems like the play, especially before the line jumps. 

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Randy’s Pick Golden State Warriors -4

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