Last year coach Ty Lue pushed the LA Clippers farther than they have ever gone before. LA made the Western Conference Finals, where they lost to the Phoenix Suns in six games. Of course, the Clippers were at a significant disadvantage. Kawhi Leonard was out with an injury. Leonard missed the entire NBA betting series with Phoenix. He remains out from his recovery from a torn ACL. Thus, the Clippers are shorthanded for their opener against Golden State. Futures markets saw the Warriors become a hot item. However, sharps are more inclined to take a wait-and-see approach.
LA Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Information
LA Clippers at Golden State Warriors CashBet Wagering Analysis
On this occasion, NBA gamblers are eager to load up at the Bitcoin Sportsbook. Consider this NBA opener is between two top Western Conference playoff contenders. Casual bettors are not crazy about taking the injury-riddled Clippers. Kawhi Leonard makes them an appealing team on the board. By contrast, LA has much less appeal with Leonard out.
Stephen Curry returned to action in 2020-21 after missing most of the previous season. As a result, the Warriors became an instant contender. Golden State made the first-ever play-in round in the 2021 NBA Playoffs. While they were ousted in two games, gamblers are eager for more.
So, we have two name-brand teams but one that is shorthanded. Wise Guys know the Clippers will get some enhanced points from the oddsmakers. Also, they know that the squares will like Curry and the Warriors. Especially against the Clippers without Leonard.
Is This Finally the Year for The Clippers?
Namely, Ty Lue replaced the most successful coach in Clippers’ history (Doc Rivers). Lue is best known as the head coach of LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Of course, Cleveland won the 2016 NBA championship with Lue taking over in mid-season. Lue received high Betting on NBA marks for guiding the Clippers to the Western Conference Finals.
Shooting guard Paul George begins his third season with the Clippers. Last year he averaged 23.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game. George is a seven-time NBA All-Star. That includes the 2021 All-Star Game. In the 2021 NBA Playoffs, George stepped up his game. To illustrate, he averaged 26.9 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per contest.
Gamblers Set High Expectations for Warriors
Of course, Steve Kerr is the highly respected head coach of the Warriors. Kerr is a five-time NBA champion as a player and coach. Of course, he was the leader of Golden State’s pro basketball betting dynasty. The Warriors won three NBA titles with Kerr as head coach.
Namely, Stephen Curry is a seven-time NBA All-Star and three-time NBA champion. Curry literally carried the Warriors to the play-in round last spring. He averaged an NBA best 32 points per game in 2020-21.
LA Clippers at Golden State Warriors Against the Spread
On the road, the Clippers are 54% against the spread. While in Pacific Division action, LA is 63% vs. the line. In away games, the Clippers are 63% under the basketball betting total. Against Pacific Division opponents, LA is 61% to the under.
At home, the Warriors are 53% vs. the odds. Specifically, against the Pacific Division, Golden State is 38% on the board. When playing at home, Golden State is 51% over the total. Against Pacific Division opponents, the Warriors 67% to the under.
On the whole, LA is 6-3 against the spread vs. the Warriors. The Clippers and Warriors are 7-4 over the total. Specifically, at Golden State, LA is 5-1 vs. the odds against the Warriors. This series is 5-5 over/under the total.
LA Clippers at Golden State Warriors CashBet Free Pick
As mentioned earlier, the Clippers have shown good NBA gambling value at Golden State.
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