The Golden State Warriors (9-10) go on the road to play the Los Angeles Clippers (8-10) on Saturday in a Western Conference showdown. This will be the second game of the season between the Pacific Division foes. On Thursday, Golden State outmatched Los Angeles 120-114. Golden State will be without Chris Paul (leg) and Gary Payton II (calf), while Andrew Wiggins (finger) is questionable.
Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is a 5-point favorites in the latest Warriors vs. Clippers odds via SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 229. Before making any Clippers vs. Warriors picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from SportsLine's proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters Week 6 of the 2023-24 NBA season on an 86-50 roll on all top-rated NBA picks dating back to last season, returning more than $3,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.
The model has set its sights on Warriors vs. Clippers and locked in its NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Clippers vs. Warriors:
- Warriors vs. Clippers spread: Clippers -5
- Warriors vs. Clippers over/under: 229 points
- Warriors vs. Clippers money line: Warriors +166, Clippers -199
- GS: The Warriors have hit the game total Over in 29 of last 45 away games
- LAC: Clippers have hit the 1Q ML in 41 of their last 64 games
- Warriors vs. Clippers picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Warriors can cover
Stephen Curry is one of the league's most dynamic offensive difference-makers. Curry has virtually limitless range from the perimeter to pair with his great court vision as a facilitator. Curry is currently seventh in the NBA in scoring (29.5), with 5.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. In the win over the Clippers, Curry logged 26 points, seven rebounds and eight assists.
Klay Thompson is another pure shooter and space-creator for this offense. Thompson is constantly moving without the ball and owns a quick release. The five-time All-Star averages 15.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and shoots 36% from beyond the arc. In his last outing, Thompson finished with 22 points and six boards. This was his second game in a row with 20-plus points. See which team to pick here.
Why the Clippers can cover
James Harden and Russell Westbrook have teamed up with Paul George and Kawhi Leonard to give Los Angeles a star-studded roster. Harden, the 10-time All-Star, logs 15.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. On Wednesday against the Kings, Harden totaled 26 points, six assists and five steals.
Westbrook provides the Clippers with an energetic force off the bench. Westbrook scans the floor well and gets downhill in a flash. The UCLA product puts up 12.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. In his last outing, Westbrook had 14 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. This was his second double-double in his last three games. See which team to pick here.
How to make Clippers vs. Warriors picks
The model has simulated Warriors vs. Clippers 10,000 times and is leaning Under the total, projecting 222 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time. You can only see the picks at SportsLine.
Who wins Warriors vs. Clippers, and which side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see the picks, all from the model that is on an 86-50 roll on top-rated NBA picks, and find out.