A premier NBA Western Conference Pacific Division matchup kicks off the Sunday NBA schedule when the Los Angeles Clippers host the Golden State Warriors at 3:30 p.m. ET. Warriors star Stephen Curry has averaged 23 points and 8.7 assists in his last three starts since missing a November 19 game against Detroit with a bruised hip. Meanwhile, Paul George is coming off of his worst offensive performance of the season, when he shot just 26 percent from the field and scored only 12 points on Friday against the Pistons.
Golden State is favored by 2.5 points in the latest Clippers vs. Warriors odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 215.5. Before entering any Warriors vs. Clippers picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Clippers vs. Warriors spread: Clippers +2.5
- Clippers vs. Warriors over-under: 215.5 points
What you need to know about the Clippers
Los Angeles strolled past the Detroit Pistons with points to spare this past Friday, taking the contest 107-96. The top scorer for Los Angeles was point guard Reggie Jackson (21 points), who also finished with four rebounds and four assists. Terance Mann was the Clips' second-leading scorer and came away with a double-double off the bench, with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
The ceiling for scoring potential in Clippers games this season has been affected by Los Angeles' discipline on defense. Opponents have averaged the third-lowest points per game (102.5) and the Clippers only average 17.7 personal fouls per contest, which is sixth-best in the NBA. Opponents have shot just 43 percent from the field against Los Angeles, which is the fourth-lowest mark in the league, and that mark has been even lower over the Clips' last three games, at 40.5 percent.
What you need to know about the Warriors
The Portland Trail Blazers have been strong at home this season, but this past Friday Golden State cruised to a 118-103 road victory over the Blazers. It was another big night for Curry, who shot 6-for-15 from beyond the arc and finished with 32 points, eight assists and seven boards. Andrew Wiggins also stepped up with 25 points on a 62 percent shooting night from the field.
Golden State's defense has been on point this season as well, as the Warriors hold opponents to the fewest made field goals per game (36.6) and the lowest field goal percentage (42 percent). The Warriors also average the second-most steals per contest, at 9.6 and the most assists with 29.5. Golden State won the first meeting between the two teams this season on October 21, 115-113, on the strength of Curry's 45-point performance.
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