NBA Betting Preview: Golden State Warriors vs. LA Clippers – Friday, April 26, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
When: Friday April 26th at 10:00 PM ET
Spread: Golden State -9.5
BetDSI has the Golden State Warriors listed as 9.5 point favorites over the Los Angeles Clippers. The Golden State Warriors enter this game with a record of 60-27 and have won three of the first five games of the series, but lost game five at home by a score of 121-129.
The Los Angeles Clippers enter this game with a record of 50-37 and have lost three of the five games of the series, but were able to pull off the game five upset on the road. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Los Angeles Clippers.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers are 50-37 overall and 48-38-1 ATS. The Los Angeles Clippers aren’t going to win the series, but they made this series more interesting than most people thought it would be. Los Angeles is 48-38-1 ATS overall, 26-22-1 ATS after a win, 23-20 ATS at home and 19-23-1 ATS as an underdog.
Lou Williams leads the team in scoring and assists with 122 points and 39 assists. Patrick Beverley leads the team in rebounds with 34. Sanilo Gallinari and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are tied for the team lead in steals with 6. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Patrick Beverley and Montrezl Harrell are tied for the team lead in blocks with 4 apiece.
Los Angeles is averaging 115.17 points per game which ranks 5th in the NBA. They are averaging 9.62 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 23rd in the NBA. They are averaging 24.14 assists per game which ranks 18th in the NBA.
The Clippers are allowing 114.83 points per game which ranks 25th in the NBA. They are averaging 35.45 defensive rebounds per game which ranks 9th in the NBA. They are averaging 6.91 steals per game which ranks 23rd in the NBA.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors are 60-27 overall and 37-49-1 ATS. The Golden State Warriors are victims of overlooking the Clippers in game five of the series as they could have finished the series at home, but now have to play in a game six while the Rockets get extra time off. Golden State is 37-49-1 ATS overall, 12-14 ATS after a loss, 20-23 ATS on the road and 33-46-1 ATS as a favorite.
Kevin Durant leads the team in scoring and steals with 160 points and 8 steals. Draymond Green leads the team in assists and blocks with 37 assists and 7 blocks. Andrew Bogut leads the team in rebounds with 39.
Golden State is averaging 118.02 points per game which ranks 2nd in the NBA. They are averaging 9.78 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 20th in the NBA. They are averaging 29.52 assists per game which ranks 1st in the NBA.
The Warriors are allowing 111.47 points per game which ranks 16th in the NBA. They are averaging 36.39 defensive rebounds per game which ranks 4th in the NBA. They are averaging 7.56 steals per game which ranks 14th in the NBA.
Golden State gets the win, but the Clippers get the cover
The Warriors are the better team in this series and have a better depth, but the Clippers have done a good job of covering. Los Angeles is 6-4 ATS in their last ten match-ups with Golden State while the Warriors are outscoring the Clippers by an average of 124 to 115.10 in those games.
The Clippers are 2-1 ATS in their last three meetings with the Warriors while Golden State is outscoring Los Angeles by an average of 122 to 113 in those games. I look for those trends to continue with a Warriors win, but a Clippers cover in game six of the series. Make sure to bet this match-up on BetDSI.