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Clippers vs Warriors Odds & Predictions (Mar. 2)

Eric Rosales

by Eric Rosales in NBA Basketball

Mar 1, 2023 · 8:50 PM PST

Paul George standing beside Russell Westbrook
Feb 24, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; LA Clippers forward Paul George (13) and guard Russell Westbrook (0) react against the Sacramento Kings in the first half at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
  • The LA Clippers are 3-point road favorites vs the Golden State Warriors Thursday night
  • Steph Curry (knee), will miss his 10th straight game
  • Read below for the Clippers vs Warriors odds and predictions

After expected struggles adjusting to life without Steph Curry, the Golden State Warriors (32-30, 27-7 home) have stayed afloat as they await their star’s return.

Still, even with a sparkling home mark, a depleted roster has them as the underdogs when they host the LA Clippers (33-31, 18-16 away), in a battle of the 5-6 seeds in the Western Conference NBA Playoff Bracket.

Both teams enter with an identical .516 winning percentage, though the Dubs have two games in hand.

The Clips have struggled out of the all-star break, dropping three straight — all since adding Russell Westbrook off the buyout market and installing him into the starting lineup.

This one gets underway Thursday (Mar 1) at 10pm ET from Chase Center in San Francisco, CA. You can watch the game live on TNT.

Clippers vs Warriors Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Los Angeles Clippers -3 (-110) -150 OFF
Golden State Warriors +3 (-110) +130 OFF

The NBA odds have the visiting Clippers as 3-point road favorites, and -150 on the moneyline.

GState has taken the first three games of their 5-game homestand, and have won eight of their last nine at Chase, including four straight.

The Clips are the only team in the West with more wins on the road (18-16) than at home (15-15). They also own the latest win in this head-to-head, dropping the Warriors 134-124 in the finale before all-star weekend.

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Odds as of Mar 1 at DraftKings

Los Angeles Betting Analysis

The Clippers need to gel, and fast. All their trade deadline and buyout moves, on paper, should make this a team to consider in the NBA Championship odds.

However, adding Russ, Mason Plumlee, Eric Gordon and Bones Hyland to an already deep, veteran roster is still a work in progress. After a double OT loss to SacTo and an OT loss to Denver, LA dropped a 108-101 loss to Minnesota last time out.

Paul George had 25 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals, and Kawhi Leonard had 23 points, five boards and five dimes. However, the pair missed 23 shots on 40 attempts, as the Clips shot just 42.2% from the field in the loss.

Westbrook has been fine since arriving, averaging 16 points, 9.3 assists and 5.7 rebounds in three games. However, it’s come at the expense of others, like Terance Mann, whose production has cratered.

After averaging 29 minutes this month pre-Russ, Mann is down to under 22 minutes per contest. He had been averaging 16.4 points in February, but he’s gone single digit scoring the last two, and is averaging seven points per game in his last three.

Golden State Betting Analysis

The Dubs continue to make hay at home, downing the Trail Blazers 123-105. Considering their unthinkable 7-23 road record, it’s the only thing that’s kept them in playoff position.

Only the Spurs, Rockets, and Pistons have seven or fewer road wins, and they’re well into the Victor Wembanyama tank race.

Jordan Poole led the way with 29 points, with five rebounds and six assists, while Klay Thompson added 23 points, eight boards and four assists. Klay has been dialed in from distance during Steph’s latest 9-game absence, averaging six triples per game and hitting at a 47% clip.

Perhaps the best news was that Draymond Green returned after missing two games with a knee injury. He had a vintage Dray line: 12 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two blocks.

GState has been able to play .500 ball minus Curry, going 12-12 in 24 games — that’s after a dropping six of their first seven without him.

He’ll miss his 10th straight, along with Andrew Wiggins (personal), Gary Payton II (adductor) and Andre Iguodala (hip).

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Clippers vs Warriors Betting Prediction

Trust star power to take over this one. Leonard and PG 13, despite this losing streak, have been on fire, combining to average 60.6 points. Leonard is shooting 58.3% from the field, with George at 48.1% and the pair are firing a blistering 51.3% from distance.

In the Valentine’s Day matchup, Kawhi dropped 33, with seven boards and four assists, while George had 20 points and eight assists.

The Warriors have been home ‘dogs four times all year, but they do have a perfect 4-0 mark against the spread.

The Clips are 10-8 ATS as a road favorite. LA needs to snap out of this skid, and a fully healthy roster should be able to take down GState, even if they are at home.

Pick: 

  • Clippers -3 (-110); 1.5 units to win 1.31 units
  • NBA Betting Record: 29-28-1 ATS, 1-2 ML, 6-0 o/u, 0-3 parlays; -11.19 units
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