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L.A. Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors - 1/18/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Golden State Warriors at L.A. Clippers
Date & Time Friday January 18, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)
Location
STAPLES Center
Los Angeles, CA
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles +6 -- Over/Under 241.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Golden State Warriors pay a visit to the Los Angeles Clippers at the STAPLES Center on Friday night.

The Golden State Warriors are really starting to turn it on as they’ve won eight of their last 10 games and they will be gunning for a seventh straight victory after taking down the Pelicans in an inspirational 147-140 comeback home win on Wednesday. Draymond Green broke out of his shooting slump with 17 points and 14 assists, Kevin Durant added 30 points with 15 rebounds and four assists while Klay Thompson chipped in with 19 points. As a team, the Warriors shot 48 percent from the field and 24 of 49 from the 3-point line as they trailed by as many as 17 points in the second quarter until Stephen Curry flipped the game on its head with seven 3-pointers in the third quarter to finish with 41 points for the game. With the win, Golden State improved to 31-14 overall and 18-6 at home.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers have been in a bit of a slump as they’ve lost six of their last nine games and they will be hoping to put a halt to a four-game losing streak after falling to the Jazz in a 129-109 home loss on Wednesday. Lou Williams led the team in scoring with 23 points and six assists off the bench, Tobias Harris added 17 points while Avery Bradley chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the Clippers shot 45 percent from the field and 10 of 22 from the 3-point line, but they were poor defensively, especially in the second half where they allowed 73 points. With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 24-20 overall and 14-9 at home. 

Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 against the Western Conference and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games overall. The Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a loss of more than 10 points and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.

Head to head, the over is 9-0 in the last nine meetings, the road team is 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings and the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Los Angeles. 

These teams have split two meetings this season with each team winning by single digits, but the Warriors have been on a tear lately while the Clippers have really been in a slump. The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in LA and the road team is 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings overall. DeMarcus Cousins makes his long awaited debut for the Warriors as well, so with that being said, the line for this game looks reasonable so I'm confidently taking the Warriors to stay hot with another win and cover here.

Pick:
Golden State -6
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