Warriors vs Clippers odds, spread, time: 2023 NBA picks, Dec. 2 predictions
SportsLine's model predicts NBA picks for Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors, with a focus on Curry, Thompson, George, and Leonard.
The Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors are set to face off in a Pacific Division matchup on Saturday afternoon, marking the second game of back-to-back meetings between the two teams. In their previous encounter, the Warriors secured a 120-114 victory over the Clippers. However, both teams are dealing with injuries to key players, with Chris Paul and Gary Payton II sidelined for Golden State, and Andrew Wiggins listed as questionable. On the other hand, Brandon Boston Jr. and Mason Plumlee are out for the Clippers.
The game is scheduled to take place at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, with the Clippers currently favored by 5.5 points in the latest odds. The over/under for total points is set at 229. Before placing any bets, it's important to consider the NBA predictions from SportsLine's proven computer model, which has a track record of success.
The SportsLine Projection Model, which simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, has been highly profitable for bettors over the past five-plus seasons. It has an impressive 86-50 record on all top-rated NBA picks dating back to last season, resulting in substantial returns for those who follow its predictions.
The model has analyzed the Warriors vs. Clippers matchup and made its NBA predictions, which can be found on SportsLine. The odds and betting lines for the game include a spread of Clippers -5.5, an over/under of 229 points, and a money line of Warriors +172 and Clippers -207. Additionally, the model suggests that the Warriors have hit the game total Over in 29 of their last 45 away games, while the Clippers have hit the 1Q ML in 41 of their last 64 games.
When considering the potential outcome of the game, the model points to key players on both teams. For the Warriors, guard Stephen Curry stands out as a dynamic offensive force, currently ranking seventh in the NBA in scoring with 29.5 points per game. He is complemented by guard Klay Thompson, known for his sharpshooting and ability to create space on the court.
Meanwhile, the Clippers feature forward Paul George, a versatile scorer with the ability to impact the game at all levels. Alongside him, forward Kawhi Leonard brings a well-rounded skill set, excelling on both ends of the court.
Ultimately, the model has simulated the game 10,000 times and is leaning towards the Under on the total points, projecting 222 combined points. It also indicates that one side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time. For more in-depth analysis and picks, visit SportsLine to access the model's predictions and make an informed decision on the outcome of the Warriors vs. Clippers matchup.