Warriors vs. Clippers Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Jeremy Perry | Updated Mar 11, 2021

Steph Curry has launched himself into the MVP conversation with averages of 29.7 points, 6.3 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game on an outstanding 41.1 per cent shooting from behind the arc. He is going to have to get going in this game however, as he's facing a talented Clippers defence.

Golden State
39-33
AT
March 11, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Staples Center
Pointspread +7 -110
Moneyline +231
Over / Under o +229.5

53%

Betting Action

47%

Pointspread -7 -110
Moneyline -280
Over / Under u +229.5

53%

Betting Action

47%

The Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers will meet on Thursday night for the third time this season. As both teams return from the All-Star break, each is riding a three-game losing streak. With some extra time to recover, they may be ready to shake off their streaks and get back to winning. The Clippers opened as 7.5-point favourites on the NBA odds. Which team will get back on track and stop their skid?

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Warriors are just 2-5 straight up in their last seven games on the road and it isn’t looking like that will improve in this matchup. Golden State has struggled to get consistent offence outside of Steph Curry and it has made them a terrible offensive unit. There are rumours that they are trying to acquire LaMarcus Aldridge, which could give them a big shot in the arm.

Meanwhile, the Clippers have only won three out of their past nine games, but after a nice break they are looking to get back to business. As mentioned earlier, they are excellent on either end of the court and they should cause a lot of problems for Golden State by putting all of their defensive pressure on Curry and taking the ball out of his hands.

Golden State Warriors

The All-Star break came at the right time for this Warriors team as they were definitely struggling. Their offence is ranked the eighth-worst in the entire league right now with an abysmal offensive rating of 109.8. However, you can never look past this team due to the excellence of their leader, Steph Curry. Curry has launched himself into the MVP conversation with averages of 29.7 points, 6.3 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game on an outstanding 41.1 per cent shooting from behind the arc. He is going to have to get going in this game against some of the best defenders in the league. The likes of Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr. will also need to step up and have big games too.

Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers are a very balanced team overall, ranking as the eighth-best offence in the league while also being the sixth-best defence. Tyronn Lue has also helped this team become the league leader in 3-point shooting and free throw shooting percentage, and he is a big reason as to why they are so high up in the Western Conference standings. Even though they are on a losing streak, their combination of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard can’t be understated. Leonard will most likely be shadowing Curry for the majority of the game while facing most of the Warriors defensive pressure. But George is going to have to step up and play at a high level to balance them out. He averaged 23.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists on 49 per cent shooting from the floor. He’s had some issues in clutch moments but has otherwise had a strong season.

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