Our top NBA play from Sunday comes from the west coast game between the Golden St Warriors and the LA Clippers. The Warriors and Clippers will tip it off at Staples Center at 9:30PM Eastern Time and it’s the NBA League Pass with the national television coverage. Our NBA best betting pick tonight is playing on the Golden St Warriors +7 points against the LA Clippers. The pointspread between the Warriors and Clippers are courtesy of Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The betting odds opened up in this NBA game with the LA Clippers lined as a -8 point favorite and the over under coming in at 201 points. Money has shown early in the wagering on the road underdog Golden St Warriors as the LA Clippers are favored by -7 points at most online sportsbooks. The total has shifted downward to a current line of 198 points. A money line wager on the favored LA Clippers will return -290 odds with the Golden St Warriors returning +260 odds to earn the outright win with no need for points on their side.
The Golden St Warriors have improved their performance on the road as they went 3-3 straight up on a recent six game east coast road trip. We have seen some much improved defensive performances as last night they allowed Dallas just 37.3% shooting and during their road trip they held Atlanta and Toronto to 37.2% shooting or worse. Offensively the Warriors have performed better making 45.7% from the field over their past five games. They also have a definite free throw shooting advantage over the Clippers as Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are liabilities at the charity stripe. Golden St is on a back to back tonight but I am not worried about their energy. They blew out Dallas last night 111-87 and the starters got plenty of rest last night as they did not compete much in the fourth quarter. No starter for Dallas played more than 32 minutes last night. In the paint forward Ekpe Udoh is starting to develop for the Warriors as he is contributing with rebounds and scoring for the team. Stephen Curry is back in the rotation for Golden St after missing games with a foot injury. He will be fresh today after playing just 16 minutes last night.
The LA Clippers are in a spot to bet against tonight as they play their first home game after a long six game road trip that saw the team cross all United States time zones. We often see teams a bit sluggish playing their first home game of an extended road trip. They had some lackluster performances with straight up losses to Phoenix and hapless New Jersey. They caught San Antonio in a good spot as the Spurs decided to rest Tony Parker making it an easy night for the Clippers. LA is a bit banged up as Caron Butler had to leave the Spurs game with a back ailment. Kenyon Martin has sore ribs and did not play on Friday night and is a question mark tonight. Take the upstart Warriors tonight with the NBA pick for sportsbook betting.