Warriors Heavy Game 5 Favorites Hosting Clippers
The Golden State Warriors will be planning to close out their first-round NBA playoff series with the Los Angeles Clippers on house court when they tip off Game 5 on Wednesday as heavy 14-point favorites around the NBA playoff betting odds.
Golden State needed a powerful fourth-quarter operation to eke out a 113-105 triumph in Game 4, and takes a 3-1 series lead into Wednesday night’s game at Oracle Arena.
The Warriors took a 62-54 advantage into halftime of Sunday’s contest, but saw their lead cut to only one stage from the fourth quarter before a late push handed them the win as 9.5-point favorites on the NBA playoff lines.
With the victory, the Warriors are currently 9-2 up in their previous 11 games overall. However, the group is still a significant disappointment . After failing to pay in their Game 4 win, the Warriors are just 3-5 from the spread in their previous eight games, extending their rickety performance in the sportsbooks that frees them using a 27th-ranked 35-46-1 ATS record during the regular season.
Golden State has also produced mixed results on home hardware in recent weeks, going 8-5 SU and 6-7 ATS in their previous 13, including a stunning collapse from the team’s 135-131 loss to Los Angeles in Game 2 as 13.5-point house chalk on the NBA playoff odds. But that defeat marks the Warriors’ only loss in their previous seven at home, scoring 125.3 points per game during that stretch.
The Warriors’ failure to dominate as expected after marching to consecutive NBA titles hasn’t dampened their position on the opportunity to win the NBA championship, in which they remain set as heavy -200 favorites.
Clippers Underdogs on NBA Series Prices
Facing elimination in the first round for a third time in as many playoff appearances, the Clippers enter Game 5 pegged as +5000 underdogs about the NBA playoff series prices.
Aside from their magnificent comeback in Game 2, when they erased a massive 31-point deficit to record only their fifth SU triumph in 16 playoff competitions, the Clippers have struggled lately. Los Angeles has dropped to SU and ATS defeat in six of the past eight outings, with four of the losses coming from double-digit margins.
The Clippers also fought to create offense in Games 3 and 4 on home court, scoring 105 points in each of these contests. On the other hand, the club has demonstrated the ability to rack up large point totals this season, scoring 115 or more points in 14 of their previous 23 games, making the SU win in 12 of these outings.
On the other hand, the Clippers have fought to cover out about the NBA odds when pegged as underdogs on the street, moving 8-14 SU in their previous 22. Outright wins also have been rare when the Clippers struck the floor pegged as double-digit underdogs on the road. Including their magnificent success in Game 2, the Clippers are 5-25 SU in their previous 30 as massive underdogs, but have regularly covered under those circumstances, going 11-3-1 ATS in their past 15.