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Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers - 4/26/19 NBA Game 6 Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Golden State Warriors at L.A. Clippers
Date & Time Friday April 26, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: L.A. Clippers +10 -- Over/Under: 233
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers meet Friday in game six of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at the Staples Center.

The Golden State Warriors look to end this series here and advance to th second round to play the Houston Rockets. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 123.6 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 115.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.3 points and 5.2 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 26 points and 6.4 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 41.1 percent from beyond the arc and 87.9 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won nine of their last 12 road games.

The Los Angeles Clippers look for another upset win to force a game seven on Sunday. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 123.6 points on 49.7 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 22.3 points and 7.3 assists while Montrezl Harrell is averaging 19 points and 5.5 rebounds. Danilo Gallinari is the third double-digit scorer and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is dishing 2.5 assists. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 41.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won 11 of their last 16 home games.

The Warriors are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Conference Quarterfinals games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Friday games. The Warriors are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in LA and the road team is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings. The over is 13-5 in Clippers last 18 overall. The under is 18-8 in Warriors last 26 overall.

This game comes down to how the Clippers starters perform, as they either hit shots like they did in game five or get off to another slow start and pretty much knock themselves out in the first quarter like previous games. I do know that the longer you allow the underdog to hang around, the tighter things get and the odds increase for an upset. The Warriors comfortably beat the Clippers in the previous two meetings in LA, but they're playing with fire at the moment. The Golden State Warriors have failed to cover 12 of their last 18 games as a double-digit favorite and six of those failed covers have resulted in outright losses. The Los Angeles Clippers are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games as a double-digit underdog and five of those covers resulted in outright wins. The Clippers are confident and starting to believe more and more with us now being on the business end of this series. I'll take a shot with the free buckets.

Pick:
L.A. Clippers +10

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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