The Los Angeles Clippers (6-3) are looking for the series sweep when they take on the Golden State Warriors (4-4) on Friday night. The two teams just played each other on Wednesday night, where the Clippers won 108-101.
In that game, the Clippers had five players reach double-figures, including Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Both players led Los Angeles in scoring with 21 points a piece.
As for the Warriors, they had four players score in double-figuers, with Andrew Wiggins and Eric Paschall leading the way. Wiggins had 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field and 2-of-4 from three-point range. Meanwhile, Paschall scored 19 points off the bench, shooting 7-of-14 from the field.
In regards to Friday night’s game, we will be giving out our pick against the spread and a player prop you need to keep an eye on.
Clippers vs. Warriors, 10:00 p.m. ET ESPN
Pick ATS: Clippers -6.5
The last time the Warriors played a team twice and lost to them the first time, it was against the Portland Trail Blazers. In their first game against Portland, Golden State got demolished 123-98. But a couple of days later, Stephen Curry erupted for 62 points, leading the Warriors to a 15-point win over the Blazers.
Curry is dealing with an ankle injury and is listed as questionable for Friday night’s game. When you factor those two things in, plus the Clippers being in this spot for the first time season, conventional wisdom says take Los Angeles and the points. This season, the Clippers have a record of 6-3 against the spread.
Player prop: Serge Ibaka O13.5 points (+110)
This is a risky player prop, but could be easy to attain if the Warriors make it a point of emphasis to limit Paul George or Kawhi Leonard. In the first game of this mini-series, Ibaka scored 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting from the field in 34 minutes per game.
Both that game, the veteran forward scored a combined 11 points against the Spurs and Suns. Ibaka has only scored over 13.5 points in three games this season. However, he’s also scored 13 points twice.
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