It was good news all around for the Warriors following their Saturday defeat of the Lakers. The win stopped a small two-game skid, and Klay Thompson exploded for 33 points, his best outing since returning. The Warriors are healthy outside of guys like Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, who have been out for an extended period of time. Golden State has a couple of All-Stars ahead of this weekend in Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins. The Warriors have the third-best scoring defense in the NBA heading into tonight’s action.
The Clippers got the win against the Mavericks, their fifth in 10 games, but they are still down their top two players, most notably Paul George. The Clippers may be without Luke Kennard due to an ankle injury. Los Angeles is also without new addition Normal Powell, as he is out indefinitely with a toe injury. The Clippers come into this game 16-13 at home but have dropped both games so far to the Warriors this year.
Warriors vs. Clippers
Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Monday, Feb. 14, 2022
Time: 10:30 p.m. EST
Venue: Crypto.com Arena — Los Angeles, Calif.
Coverage: NBA TV
Warriors -5.5: -110 (FanDuel)
Golden State is going to win their second straight game, and all will be right out west with the Warriors. The return of Thompson has made this team increasingly more difficult to stop, and they still pose a defensive threat without Green. OddsShopper will always get the best return and number, finding a play under the consensus -6 on other books. This keeps the Warriors within two possessions while not increasing the juice on the bet. The Clippers have been inconsistent, showing signs of both good and bad over their last 10 games, but the Warriors are too good from the outside and the Clippers cannot keep up.
Stephen Curry Over 6.5 Assists: -120 (DraftKings)
OddsShopper sees a strong possibility Curry can clear his assist total, taking advantage of Thompson’s return to normal. This could also signal a bigger game for Andrew Wiggins, as any starter can benefit from Curry dishing out more assists. The xROI on this prop is 19%, and the xWin stands at 65%. Curry has also gone over this number in six of his last seven games.
Nicolas Batum Over 1.5 3-Pointers: +110 (FanDuel)
The Clippers are simply going to have to keep up with the Warriors bombing triples. Batum stands to be in one of the better positions for any Clippers player to see more shots from the outside. OddsShopper agrees, as this Batum prop has a 62% chance of hitting and a 29% xROI on the play. Awesemo’s projection for Batum is 2.1 made 3’s, which should come from an increase of volume against an aggressive Warriors team.
Andrew Wiggins Over 15.5 Points: +100 (DraftKings)
Wiggins is expected to have a bigger game against the Clippers and should clear this point total on his way. OddsShopper has a 58% chance of this prop going over, along with a 16% xROI on the bet. Awesemo’s projection has Wiggins finishing just under 17 points (16.9). The Clippers are not going to be blown out at home but face a truly difficult matchup with three guys on the Warriors who can hit from anywhere. Wiggins might be the third option tonight with Thompson and Curry on the floor, but that will not limit any shot attempts on the night.
Andrew Wiggins 4+ Made 3’s: +600 (FanDuel)
Wiggins is going to get looks. That is the biggest play on this bet: Volume. The circumstances always change depending on who a team matches up against, so expect the Warriors to try to outshoot the Clippers, especially from 3. Much like they did against the Lakers, expect the Warriors to force some looks early while trying to take away the perimeter from Los Angeles. Golden State should clear out the Clippers by the fourth quarter, Thompson is going to get a ton of defensive pressure, and Los Angeles still has to worry about Curry. This is a perfect night for Wiggins to explode.
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