Warriors vs. Clippers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 2 (Can LA End Skid Against Shorthanded Golden State?)
Warriors vs. Clippers Game Info
- Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
- Time: 10:00 PM ET
- Venue: Chase Center -- San Francisco, California
- Coverage: TNT and NBCS-BA
Thursday, March 2's NBA schedule includes a west coast tilt between the Golden State Warriors (32-30) and LA Clippers (33-31).
The Warriors extended their winning streak to three games in a row with Tuesday's 123-105 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Meanwhile, the Clippers have been heading in the opposite direction, tallying their third consecutive loss with a 108-101 defeat at the hands of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Can the Warriors push their winning streak to four games? Or is it finally time for the Clippers to taste victory?
Warriors vs. Clippers Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: LAC: (-166) | GSW: (+140)
- Spread: LAC: -3.5 (-112) | GSW: +3.5 (-108)
- Total: 232 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Clippers enter this contest as slim road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 23 points with -110 odds on both sides.
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Warriors vs. Clippers Betting Trends
- The Clippers have covered the spread in a game 31 times this season (31-31-0).
- The Warriors are 8-8 ATS when underdogs by 2.5 points or more this season.
- This season, Clippers games have hit the over 28 times out of 61 chances.
- Warriors games this year have gone over the total in 34 of 61 opportunities (55.7%).
- Against the spread, Los Angeles has performed worse when playing at home, covering 13 times in 29 home games, and 18 times in 33 road games.
- Golden State's winning percentage against the spread at home is .625 (20-11-1). On the road, it is .310 (9-20-0).
Warriors vs. Clippers Prediction & Pick
Although momentum is on the Warriors' side, they're going to have a tough time extending their streak with a shorthanded lineup. Stephen Curry (lower leg), Andrew Wiggins (personal) and Andre Iguodala (hip) are all ruled out for tonight's contest. Jordan Poole (knee) is probable, but it's also possible he won't be at 100%.
Considering that the Clippers are injury-free, there's no excuse for them to lose tonight. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard must take advantage of Golden State's lack of star power. The duo has been playing well lately, though. Leonard is averaging 27.0 PTS/6.1 REB/4.1 AST with a 53.2 three-point percentage in his last nine games while George is tallying 24.2 PTS/6.2 REB/4.5 AST in his last 10.
After the Clippers notched a 134-124 win over the Warriors less than a month ago, I see LA having more success against its Pacific Division rival tonight.
Final Score Prediction: Clippers: 118 | Warriors: 115
Warriors vs. Clippers Best Bet
Even though I'm siding with the Clippers, I can see the Warriors keeping things closer than expected. After all, the Clippers are an unimpressive 2-6 ATS in their last eight games and have failed to cover the spread in six of their last seven games played in March. Missing Curry, Wiggins and Iguodala won't make it easier to halt that trend.
On the other side, the Warriors are 3-0 ATS during their winning streak and are also 20-11-1 ATS at Chase Center this season. With LA having not won in the Bay Area since January 2021, it's wise not to count Golden State out on the spread in this matchup.
Bet: Warriors +3.5 (-108)
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