The Los Angeles Clippers visit the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night in a game that can be seen on ESPN. The Clippers come into this game with the better record, but the Warriors are still the defending NBA champion and they are favored in NBA betting odds for this Wednesday night contest. The Clippers hosted Utah on Monday and then had Tuesday night off. The Warriors are coming off a game at New Orleans on Monday and then they had Tuesday night off. The Clippers have won six of the last ten against the Warriors but Golden State has taken three of the last four. Six of the last ten meetings have gone under the total. Let’s look at Clippers vs. Warriors NBA picks.
Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 10:00 PM EST
Location: Chase Center, San Francisco, California
TV Coverage: ESPN
BetMaker previews the upcoming matchup and gives a prediction for Wednesday night’s contest.
Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks
The Clippers have held their own on the road this season, as they are 5-3 away from home this season. We know how the Clippers win and that is by playing defense. They are 2nd in the league in fewest points allowed, at just over 105 points per contest and they lead the league in field goal percentage defense. It is a good thing they play such solid defense because they are last in the league in points per game at just over 105 per contest. Paul George leads the team in scoring at just over 23 points per game, while John Wall leads the team in assists at just under six per contest. Ivan Zubac leads the team in rebounds at just over 11 per game. The good news for the Clippers is that their offense should improve now that Kawhi Leonard is back in the lineup.
The Warriors have been a Jekyll & Hyde team when it comes to playing at home and on the road. They have been terrible on the road but at home they are 7-1. Golden State is still scoring plenty of points, as they are 3rd in the NBA, averaging just over 117 points per contest. The problem is defense, as no one wants to get back and play defense, as the Warriors are giving up over 117 points per game, which is 27th in the league. The Warriors have been a little better on defense lately. Stephen Curry leads the team in scoring, averaging over 32 points per game and he leads the team in assists at just over 7 per contest. Kevon Looney leads the team in rebounding at just over seven per contest. Find all updated NBA betting odds at PointsBet.
Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors NBA Free Pick
The Clippers should be better going forward simply because Leonard is back in the lineup. It may take a little more time for him to get back into playing shape, as the team is limiting his minutes, but a healthy Leonard changes this team. The Clippers have been playing good defense but they have struggled at times to score, as the offense has run through Paul George. That will eventually change with Leonard back in the lineup, but it will take time. On the other side, the Warriors are starting to play better after having about a month hangover after winning the title last season. Golden State has a very potent offense but they haven’t been playing much defense. There is no question that defense is a matter of motivation and Golden State hasn’t always been motivated to get back and play defense. That is starting to change so we may see more Golden State games going under the total. The Warriors have been far better at home than on the road, so I am not going to buck Golden State at home. I’ll go with the latest trends that have the Clippers going under and take this Wednesday night game to go under the total.
The Pick: Under
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