The Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors are at the plate at the Chase Center in the Mission Bay area on Tuesday night.
Both teams are looking to bounce back, one much more than the other considering recent events. The Warriors were at the top for most of the season, but are currently going through their most adversity of the season.
Moses became the youngest Warrior to ever drop 30+ points in a game tonight ? pic.twitter.com/CbsANu9kd4
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 8, 2022
The 43-22 Warriors have lost seven of their last eight games after a 131-124 loss at Denver. They went into that one short-handed without three of their top contributors.
Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Andrew Wiggins sat out for rest. Despite another loss looming, Steve Kerr believed that it was in the team’s best interest to give them the night off.
The Warriors were an 8-point underdog in that one and covered, but Kerr pretty much said that sending a message and giving them rest is more important than a win. I can’t disagree.
Not much has been going well for the Warriors recently, so trying something different might have been the best plan for Kerr. Golden State will look to end a five-game losing streak with the Clippers in town tonight.
Back at it. pic.twitter.com/McSXC2iunu
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) March 8, 2022
The Clippers had won five straight before the New York Knicks came out blazing hot on Sunday. They caught the Clippers flatfooted and emerged with a 116-93 win at Crypto.com Arena.
It was a big showing for the Knicks, who were desperate for a win. The Clippers had an impressive win over the LA Lakers in a 132-111 final prior to the loss.
Expect a better performance from both teams tonight. The question is who is going to be the better of the better. Head below for our free Clippers vs. Warriors prediction on March 8, 2022.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Odds and Team Statistics:
The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:
|LA Clippers||+6 (-115)||+235||Over 219.5 (-110)|
|Golden State Warriors||-6 (-105)||-280||Under 219.5 (-110)|
|Team Data||LA Clippers||Golden State Warriors|
|Points Per Game||107.0||111.2|
|Points Against Per Game||107.5||105.0|
|Field Goal %||45.5||46.9|
|Three Point %||36.6||36.3|
Clippers vs. Warriors Prediction:
The Clippers have been riddled with injuries and are playing without a full deck. That has been the case all season, as Kawhi Leonard has been unable to step onto the floor.
Leonard continues to recover from a torn ACL with a return date TBD. It was enough pain for the Clippers, but it was only beginning.
They couldn’t afford to lose Paul George. Well, that’s what they’re dealing with at the moment. Having said that, the Clippers have been able to limit the damage.
Despite missing two key components of their roster, the Clippers are in fine shape with a record of 34-32. That’s almost all you can ask for, given the injury situation.
Along with no George and Leonard, the Clippers are working without Norman Powell on the floor.
They’ve been making the most of it, but at some point, things may get tough for the Clippers. It’s hard to expect Reggie Jackson to carry the load on a nightly basis.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Trends:
- 4-0 ATS in their previous four games as an underdog
- 4-1 ATS in their previous five games on the road
- 7-2 ATS in their previous nine games
- 1-5 ATS in their previous six games after a win by more than 10 points
- UNDER is 4-1 in their previous five games
- 2-9 ATS in their previous 11 games
- 1-7 overal in their previous eight games
- 4-1 ATS in their previous five games after a seven-day road trip or more
- UNDER is 5-0 in their previous five games on the road
- UNDER is 4-1 in their previous five games
Golden State is returning home following a lengthy trip on the road. The Warriors haven’t played a game at home since a 107-101 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on February 27.
It is more than a week now since the Dubs have been at the Chase Center. The Warriors have allowed 101.9 points per game on 42.1% shooting at home.
Overall, they are the second-best team in the NBA with a 43.9% FGA. They have been getting throttled recently, though, at a clip of 122.6 points allowed per game and a 52% FGA in their last five games.
Back home in the Bay Area, expect the Warriors to get back to basics and put better effort on the floor tonight. They won’t have to do much to fend off a Clippers’ offense that is relying on Reggie Jackson.
The Clippers are 25th in the NBA with 107 points per game on 45.5% shooting. Look for a rejuvenated effort from Golden State in this one, starting with better defense.
After a game sitting down and watching, Steph Curry should also have a big game. There will be those that oppose Golden State tonight, given their recent struggles, but this appears like a good spot for them to fire on all cylinders back home.