LA Clippers at Golden State Warriors Game 2 Betting Info

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Apr/15/2019

In every professional sport, there are some teams that are incredibly tough to beat in the regular season, but who seem to always fall flat in the regular season. Similarly, there are those that step up their game when the postseason comes around.

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There are great examples of both of them going on in the world of sports right now. In hockey, the Tampa Bay Lightning were far and away the best team in the NHL this season, but they are already in an 0-3 hole in their opening round series. In the NBA, the Golden State Warriors won the Western Conference, albeit not in the style that we are used to seeing from them, but they appear to be once again ready to make a deep run after looking very good in Game 1 of their series versus the LA Clippers. One game does not make a series, we know that, but given how the Warriors looked and how they have handled the Clippers in the past, the writing does already appear to be on the wall here. Golden State are favored by 13 ½ here, with the point total set at 234 ½.

When: Monday, April 15 at 10:30 PM EST
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland
TV: TNT

Why bet on the LA Clippers


The Clippers were perhaps a little unfortunate to draw the short straw and finish in the #8 spot in the Western Conference, as they were placed there via a tie-breaker with the Spurs. Finishing in the #7 spot would not have means that their path was a whole lot easier, but it would have steered them clear of the defending champions. The problem that the Clippers have here is that they have just 2 wins against the Warriors in their last 18 attempts, with just 1 win in Oakland coming during that run. If we are to look at the positives, this is a team that had a winning 22-19 record on the road this season, but they are also a team that has now failed to cover in each of their last 5 games. The Clippers are 13-14-1 as a road dog.

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Why bet on the Golden State Warriors

Over the past few seasons, the Warriors have proven to be a team that thrives on the pressure that comes with being in the playoffs. This is a team that has been to the NBA Finals in each of the past 4 seasons, winning it all in 3 of those appearances. It’s fair to say that their playoff pedigree is certainly not in question. The Warriors went into Game 1 of this series as a 13 ½ point favorite, just as they are for Game 2, and they looked very good in a comfortable 121-104 win. As we said earlier, they have dominated the Clippers in recent seasons, with that opening game looking like what we have been used to when these two meet. The Warriors have not been as dominating ATS as a home favorite this year, going 17-23-1.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I think we can expect to see the Warriors win again on home court, but will it be as dominating a performance as we saw in the series opener? I believe it might well be, so let’s take Golden State to win and cover.

LA Clippers 107 Golden State Warriors 123

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