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Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 4/13/19 NBA - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors
Date & Time Saturday April 13, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Oracle Arena
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: Golden State Warriors -13 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ABC
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors meet Saturday in game one of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at the Oracle Arena.

Position-By-Position Breakdown Of Golden State Warriors-Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers are in the playoffs for the seventh time in the last eight years and the fifth time in six years under coach Doc Rivers. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115.1 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 20 points and 5.4 assists while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.9 points and 6.2 rebounds. Montrezl Harrell is the third double-digit scorer and Landry Shamet is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won five of their last seven road games.

The Golden State Warriors are in the playoffs for a seventh straight year and haven’t lost in the first round since 2013-14. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 117.7 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.3 points and 5.2 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 26.1 points and 6.5 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarcus Cousins is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won each of their last five home games.

The Clippers are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest, 9-20-1 ATS in their last 30 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Golden State and the road team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 16-5 in Warriors last 21 overall. The over is 7-2 in Clippers last 9 overall.

The Warriors have won the last three games against the Clippers, and the margin of victory in those games was 15.6 points. The Warriors have won eight of the last 10 games against the Clippers overall and six of those wins were by double digits. The Clippers have a lot of guys who aren't used to the playoff atmosphere, while the Warriors showed signs down the stretch of finding their form. I don't want to lay this much chalk in a playoff game, but the Warriors could have their way in this series. 

Pick:
Golden State Warriors -13

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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