Clippers vs Warriors Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/2

Clippers vs Warriors Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/2

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Golden State Warriors vs. LA Clippers - Game Preview

Los Angeles, CA; Saturday, 2:00 p.m. PST

Spread: LAC -5.5
Over/Under: 229.5

 

Introduction

The LA Clippers are set to host the Golden State Warriors at the crypto.com Arena on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. PST. In this game preview, we'll delve into player statistics, recent team performances, and a final prediction. The Clippers, known for their solid defense at home, aim to contain the Warriors and secure a crucial victory.

 

Team Analysis

Golden State Warriors

The Warriors, currently 10th in the Western Conference with a 9-10 record, are facing the Clippers after a recent win against them. Despite the absence of key players like Usman Garuba and Andrew Wiggins, they aim to continue their momentum on the road.

Player Spotlight: Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry, averaging an impressive 29.5 points per game, continues to be the driving force for the Warriors. His shooting prowess and leadership will be crucial in the upcoming matchup.

 

LA Clippers

The Clippers, currently 11th in the Western Conference with an 8-10 record, are looking to bounce back after a recent loss to the Warriors. With the home-court advantage, they aim to showcase their defensive prowess.

Player Spotlight: Paul George

Paul George, averaging 23.4 points per game, is a key player for the Clippers. His two-way skills will play a vital role in containing the Warriors' offensive threats.

Injury Report

Golden State's Andrew Wiggins is listed as a game-time decision, while the Clippers' Brandon Boston Jr. is also a game-time decision. The absence of Chris Paul for the Warriors and Marcus Smart for the Clippers may impact team dynamics.

 

Prediction

Anticipate a defensive showdown as both teams prioritize stopping their opponents. The Clippers' home-court advantage and defensive capabilities, combined with the Warriors' recent defensive improvements, suggest a game with fewer points than the set line. With the Clippers playing better defense at home and the Warriors aiming to replicate their recent defensive success, the under of 229.5 points becomes an appealing pick for this matchup.

 

Pick: Under 229.5 Points

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