Clippers vs. Warriors Odds, Prediction: Game 5 NBA Playoffs

Charlie Grant | Updated Apr 23, 2019

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A rematch of last year’s Western Conference final seems unavoidable for the Warriors. Before they can start to worry about James Harden and Chris Paul, the Dubs have to finish off the Clippers.

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April 24, 2019, 10:30 PM ET
Oracle Arena
Golden State
57-25
Pointspread +15 -110
Moneyline +1000
Over / Under o +232.5

35%

Betting Action

65%

Pointspread -15 -110
Moneyline -1370
Over / Under u +232.5

35%

Betting Action

65%

The books are begging bettors to put down cash on LA with the eight-seed getting 14 points on the spread in Game 5. Do the Clippers have another gear to hit or are they getting their golf clubs ready for the offseason?

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Warriors are double-digit faves in a playoff game for the 16th time since Kevin Durant joined. The defending champions are 6-9 against the spread in those scenarios, including 1-1 this year.

G-State is still 12-6 against the number in its last 18 first round playoff games. The squad has had several lopsided victories over the Clippers in recent meetings, but has covered the spread in just four of the last 10 games between the two sides.

Game 4 was the first time in the series LA held Golden State to fewer than 120 points which was great news for Under bettors. The contest easily finished below the 235-point total. The Under is now 4-2 in the last six games between the two clubs.

About 65 percent of spread bettors at Sports Interaction are backing the Warriors to cover the 14-point line while 92 percent expect the game to surpass the 235-point Over/Under line.

LA Clippers

There are many remarkable things about this year’s Clippers team. They made the playoffs despite trading away arguably their best player (Tobias Harris) and two of their best scorers both come off the bench.

It should surprise few then that the Clippers kept things close in Game 4 despite Danilo Gallinari and Lou Williams shooting a combined 7-for-30 from the field. Rookie point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was a bright spot. The Canadian youngster scored 25 points on 9-for-15 shooting from the field.

Golden State Warriors

If this is Kevin Durant’s last playoff run as a member of the Golden State Warriors, he’s doing his best to make sure the Bay Area fans remember his contributions to the dynasty. KD is heavily linked with a move to New York this summer to join the Knicks.

The two-time NBA Finals MVP is averaging 28.8 points, 5.3 assists and 5.0 rebounds in the series against the Clippers. Expect the Slim Reaper to feature prominently again in the Warriors’ offensive attack in Game 5.

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