The Golden State Warriors have already clinched the #1 spot in the Western Conference, but that does not mean they are going into Tuesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers with any less intensity. This is a tough rivalry, and they also play the war of words off the court. These two teams are on winning streaks right now, which only adds to the storyline. Basketball betting action will get underway at 10:35 PM ET at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. And after the game begins, customers at BetAnySports have the opportunity to wager on the side, total and props through the facilities of Live Betting Extra.
Golden State has a record of 60-13 straight-up, and that is good for a ten-game lead over the Memphis grizzlies in the West. Therefore, they have clinched the regular-season conference title. Golden State is also 43-26-3 against the basketball pointspread
The Clippers are 49-25 straight-up, but they have been unprofitable against the number, going 33-40-2 ATS. They are the fifth-place team in the conference, but they are embroiled in a hot battle with San Antonio, which is nipping at their heels, just a game and a half behind. The Clippers could conceivably catch Memphis for the second spot, because they trail the Grizzlies by only a game and a half. So as you can see, the action in the West is fast and furious, when you get past the Warriors.
Los Angeles Clippers -3.5
Golden State Warriors +3.5
Over 216 points -110
Under 216 points -110
One of the players who has added a lot of spice to this rivalry may not be in action tonight. Golden State forward Draymond Green, who has emerged as one of the best front court defensive players in the league, has had a lot of fun going back and forth with Clippers coach Doc Rivers. At the moment, he also has inflammation in both of his shins, so it looks quite possible that he will sit this game out. As he explains it, he’s got “Blake-itis,” a reference to Los Angeles power forward Blake Griffin.
BetAnySports patrons know that both of these teams are on a roll at the moment. Golden State has won nine games in a row, with the last seven coming by double digits. In those seven games, they have covered the basketball pointspread. On an extended basis, they have also emerged victorious in 14 of their last 15 contests. One of those games was against the Clippers, on March 8, where they shot 50% from the field in a 106-98 victory at the Oracle Arena.
The Clippers were in a little bit of a lull, losing four out of six games, but they have exploded for seven straight wins. Admittedly, only two of those victories have come against teams with winning records (Washington and New Orleans), but it is encouraging that they have been able to get along without Jamal Crawford, the outstanding sixth man who does not expect to get back into action until April 7. The Clippers have shot better than 50% from the field in four out of their last six games, and they have also played five of the last six over the number.