Warriors vs. Clippers Betting Odds – February 20

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Carrie Stroup
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Warriors vs. Clippers Betting Odds – February 20

Carrie Stroup here with your Warriors vs. Clippers betting odds for Saturday night  Golden State -4, Total: 224


The Warriors will be going for their fifth straight victory over the Clippers on Saturday. \

The Warriors were so dominant in the first half of the season that the team did not need to even pick up a phone on Thursday’s trade deadline. Golden State entered the All-Star break on an 11-game winning streak, but the team will be a bit tired after facing the Blazers in Portland on Friday night. The Warriors should, however, be able to get up for this game against the rival Clippers.

Los Angeles, meanwhile, will have some momentum heading into this one. The Clippers hosted the Spurs on Thursday and blew them out, winning 105-86 as a one-point home underdog. Los Angeles has won four of its past five games and the team will desperately be trying to defeat the Warriors in this one.

Golden State has dominated this series in recent years, winning four straight games and seven of the past 10 SU. The Warriors have also won two straight games both SU and ATS when playing at Staples Center. One thing worth noting in this one is that Golden State is an impressive 9-3-1 ATS when playing a back-to-back this season.

The Warriors were the best team in basketball by a significant margin before the All-Star break and they’ll be looking to do more of the same in the second half of the season. They should be more than ready to face this Clippers team on Saturday as well. These teams have some bad blood and the Warriors are going to want to beat them on their home floor in this game.

As always, PG Stephen Curry is going to be extremely dangerous in this one. Curry has torched Los Angeles on the year, averaging 35.5 PPG and 8.0 RPG in two meetings with the team. His matchup with Chris Paul will be an intriguing one and Curry will be hoping to hit enough shots from the outside to offset anything Paul will do offensively.

SG Klay Thompson will also be ready to go in this one against the Clippers. Thompson is averaging 20.5 PPG in two meetings with Los Angeles this season and he should be able to do even better in this one. Thompson was on fire heading into the break and was the Three Point Contest champion. He’ll be feeling confident on Saturday and it won’t hurt that the Clippers are not necessarily stocked with shooting guards that defend the perimeter well.

PF Draymond Green will also be important in this one. The Warriors need him to play some solid defense and step it up as a distributor when Paul is able to really make things difficult on Curry.

The Clippers are coming off of a big victory over the Spurs and Chris Paul was brilliant in that game. Paul played 37 minutes in that one and finished with 28 points, 12 assists, five rebounds and a steal. Los Angeles will really need him to step it up on Saturday, though. Paul will be going up against Steph Curry and it’ll be very hard for the Clippers to win if he is not able to find a way to outplay the Warriors’ superstar. If there’s one area where he’ll need to be at his best, it will be on defense. He can’t allow Curry to go for 35 points in this one, as Los Angeles is lacking the firepower to make up for a performance like that.

C DeAndre Jordan is also going to need to play very well defensively on Saturday. This Warriors team creates a lot of good looks around the basket and Jordan must defend the rim. He should be able to do just that, as he is one of the best shot blockers in the league. He’s blocking 2.3 shots per game and will need to make that type of impact in this game.

Another guy that will need to make a difference for the Clippers is SF Paul Pierce. Pierce had a good game against the Spurs on Thursday, finishing with 12 points and four boards in 23 minutes of action. The Clippers will likely throw him out there as the four on Saturday and he could help the team a lot by knocking down some threes.

- Carrie Stroup, Gambling911.com Senior Reporter

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