Golden State Warriors (36-33) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (36-33)
March 15, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -2.5; Over/Under: +236
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The Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers duke it out at the Crypto.com Arena on Wednesday night.
The Golden State Warriors have been in great form as they’ve won seven of their last 10 games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight win after routing the Suns in a 123-112 home win on Monday. Klay Thompson led the team with 38 points on 14 of 23 shooting, Stephen Curry added 23 points with seven rebounds and five assists while Jordan Poole chipped in with 20 points and six assists off the bench. As a team, the Warriors shot 54 percent from the field and 19 of 39 from the 3-point line as they swarmed the Suns from the start and poured in 43 points in the first half to build a 25-point lead, before they made a late run to pull away after the Suns reduced their lead to just three points.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers look to have moved on from their five-game slide as they are now gunning for a fourth straight victory after routing the Knicks in a 106-95 win on Saturday. Kawhi Leonard led the team with 38 points on 14 of 22 shooting, Paul George added 22 points with eight rebounds and eight assists while Eric Gordon chipped in with 10 points off the bench. As a team, the Clippers shot 48 percent from the field and 10 of 30 from the 3-point line as they got off to a sluggish start and fell behind at halftime, but they leaned heavily on Leonard carried the team offensively, before they clamped down defensively in the fourth quarter to pull away and win big in the end.
Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a win of more than 10 points.
Head to head, the over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Warriors are shorthanded once again as Andrew Wiggins is still out, while the Clippers are still missing Norman Powell for this one. The Warriors are coming into this meeting with plenty of momentum as they just beat the Bucks and the Suns in consecutive games, while the Clippers were able to take down the in-form Knicks in a solid win on Saturday. You can make an argument for either side here, but even though the Clippers have the advantage of extra rest as they haven’t played since Saturday, I’m sticking with the Warriors to maintain their momentum with another win here.