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Last Updated Mar 09, 2022, 02:40 AM

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA action will conclude on Tuesday night with a heavyweight Western Conference bout between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors. Coverage begins from Chase Center at 10:00 p.m. ET on TNT.

Score Prediction

Warriors 116, Clippers 106

Best Bets

Warriors -5.5 (-110) at BetMGM

Clippers vs. Warriors Predictions

After finishing ninth in the West with a record of 39-33 SU last year, Golden State bounced back with a triumphant start to this season, as the Warriors opened with an impressive 18-3 SU and 15-5-1 ATS run – with 14 of those victories coming by 10+ PTS.

The last few months have been shaky without Draymond Green though, considering the Warriors enter Tuesday riding a relatively bumpy 25-18 SU and 15-25-3 ATS stretch – despite getting tagged as favorites in 34 of those contests.

On the other hand, L. A.  posted a surprisingly strong start despite the absence of five-time All-Star Kawhi Leonard, as the Clippers kicked things off with a sturdy 16-15 SU run – with ten of those victories coming by double-digits.

Paul George’s absence doesn’t seem to hamper them much either, considering the Clippers boast records of 18-17 SU and 20-15 ATS since PG’s latest injury – while tallying just 108.2 OPPG and allowing 109.6 DPPG across that window.

I’ll back Golden State here, as the Warriors are 2-8 SU and 1-9 ATS in their last ten games, while scoring just 111.2 OPPG and allowing 115.5 DPPG across that window – but they should finally bounce back in Tuesday’s contest after resting a handful of starters in Denver last night.

Clippers vs. Warriors Betting Odds

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Clippers vs. Warriors Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Pacific
  • Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
  • Venue: Chase Center
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • TV-Time: TNT - 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Los Angeles Clippers Betting Analysis

  • SU: 34-32
  • ATS: 33-33
  • O/U: 31-34-2

Most bettors immediately abandoned the Clippers’ bandwagon following Kawhi’s devastating injury last postseason, but it turns out they’re still a solid team without him, considering L. A.  efficiently handled business against Utah for the remainder of the second round, and then went toe-to-toe with Phoenix for the length of a competitive six-game conference final set.

The Clippers don’t seem overly bothered by the absence of George either, considering L. A. enters Tuesday riding a sturdy 18-17 SU and 20-15 ATS stretch – while surrendering just 109.6 DPPG to their opponents across that window.

Golden State Warriors Betting Analysis

  • SU: 43-21
  • ATS: 30-30-4
  • O/U: 28-34-2

After last year’s lackluster 39-33 SU showing, the Warriors returned seeking immediate vengeance to open the new season, as Golden State kicked things off with wins in 18 of their first 20 games – with their only two losses across that window coming by slim margins of four points or less.

Golden State’s success has primarily come through defense since mid-December, considering the Warriors enter Tuesday riding a relatively pedestrian 25-19 SU stretch, while scoring just 109.4 OPPG and allowing 106.5 DPPG across that span. Golden State’s mantra has altered since the return of Klay Thompson though, highlighted by the Warriors averaging 112.6 OPPG across their last 19 games.

The Warriors are 2-5 ATS in their last seven matchups against the Clippers. (AP)

Clippers vs. Warriors Head-to-Head

The Clippers won two-of-three regular-season matchups against Golden State last year, with the first two meetings staying under the total at an average of 214.5 PPG – while their final event soared over with a score of 130-104 (O 229.5). Golden State is 2-1 SU against L. A. this season though, with both Warriors’ victories staying under the total at an average of 211.5 PPG – while the Clippers’ lone win went over at a score of 119-104 (O 219).

Key Players to Watch

  • LAC: Reggie Jackson - PG (16.9 PPG, 3.7 REB, 4.7 AST)
  • LAC: Terance Mann - SG (10.6 PPG, 5.4 REB, 2.5 AST)
  • GSW: Steph Curry - PG (25.8 PPG, 5.2 REB, 6.4 AST)
  • GSW: Klay Thompson - SG (16.5 PPG, 3.9 REB, 3 AST)

Clippers vs. Warriors Betting Conclusion

After getting blown out by the Knicks at home on Sunday night (L, 116-93), the Clippers hit the road for Tuesday’s contest as short underdogs against the Warriors at Chase Center – marking the first time L. A. has been an underdog across their last five games.

I’ll back Golden State here, as the Clippers are 7-5 SU in their last 12 games, while scoring just 110.4 OPPG and allowing 110.5 DPPG across that timeframe – setting the stage for a tough road matchup against a Warriors squad that’s scored 113+ PTS in five of their last six contests (115.3 OPPG).

Clippers vs. Warriors Betting Trends

  • The Warriors are 2-5 ATS in their last seven matchups against the Clippers.
  • The Clippers are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the last six matchups between the Clippers and Warriors.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the last five Clippers' games.
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