The Golden State Warriors visit the Los Angeles Clippers at the STAPLES Center on Friday night.
The Golden State Warriors are really starting to activate it, as they have won eight of their last 10 games and will get a seventh consecutive win after defeating the Pelicans in an inspiring 147-140 home win on Wednesday. Draymond Green came out of his fall on the shots with 17 points and 14 badists, Kevin Durant added 30 points with 15 rebounds and four badists, while Klay Thompson contributed 19 points. As a team, the Warriors shot 48 percent from the field and 24 of 49 from the 3-point line, as they dragged up to 17 points in the second quarter until Stephen Curry tipped the head with seven three-pointers in The third quarter ends with 41 points for the game. With the victory, Golden State improved to 31-14 in general and 18-6 at home.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers have been on a slump as they have lost six of their last nine games and hope to stop a four-game losing streak after falling to the Jazz in a 129-109 home loss on Wednesday. Lou Williams led the team in scoring with 23 points and six badists from the bench, Tobias Harris added 17 points, while Avery Bradley contributed 15 points. As a team, the Clippers shot 45 percent from the field and 10 of 22 from the 3-point line, but were deficient on defense, especially in the second half where they allowed 73 points. With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 24-20 in total and 14-9 at home.
Regarding betting trends, the Warriors are 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 games against the Western Conference and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games overall. The Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games after a loss of more than 10 points and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.
Face to face, the final is 9-0 in the last nine meetings, the home team has a 7-1 ATS record in the last eight meetings and the Warriors have 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Los Angeles.
These teams have divided two meetings this season with each team winning with single digits, but the Warriors have been in a tear lately, while the Clippers have really been in a depression. The Warriors have 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Los Angeles and the home team has 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings in general. DeMarcus Cousins also makes his long-awaited debut for the Warriors, so with that being said, the line for this game seems reasonable, so I'm confident the Warriors will stay warm with another victory and coverage here.