The Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant placed on a recreation three clinic to remind doubters that they’re nonetheless the Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant.
Will they preserve their foot on the Los Angeles ClippersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ neck and take a commanding sequence lead in recreation 4?
Right here we talk about the chances and evaluation from a betting perspective.
When: Sunday April 21st, 2019 at 12:30pm PST
The place: Staples Middle, Los Angeles, California
Line: Warriors -8.5, o/u 235
Accidents: DeMarcus Cousins (quadricep) and Damian Jones (pectoral) are out for the Warriors.
Los Angeles Clippers
Understandably, Los Angeles was not in a position to overcome thirty-plus level deficits in consecutive video games and misplaced 105-132 of their first house playoff recreation this season.
The Clippers are led by Lou Williams with 25.7 factors and eight.7 assists per recreation, Ivica Zubac with 7.zero rebounds per recreation, Danilo Gallinari with 1.7 steals per recreation advert Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with 1.Three blocks per recreation in these playoffs.
Los Angeles is 46-38-1 towards the unfold (ATS), 46-38-1 to the over/beneath, 20-15 ATS after a loss, 3-9 ATS as a house underdog, 8-12 ATS with 2-Three days off, 7-5 to the over/beneath as a house underdog, 20-15 to the over/beneath after a loss and 10-9 to the over/beneath with 2-Three days off this season.
The Clippers are scoring 114.7 factors and permitting 128.zero factors per recreation and 1-2 ATS, 2-1 to the over/beneath within the playoffs. Los Angeles averaged 116.6 factors per recreation on two days of relaxation this common season.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors made positive to go away little question in recreation three, getting environment friendly and productive play from quite a lot of gamers in true Energy-In-Numbers trend.
The Warriors are led by Stephen Curry with 29.Three factors per recreation, Andrew Bogut with 8.zero rebounds per recreation, Draymond Inexperienced with 8.7 assists per recreation, Kevin Durant with 1.7 steals per recreation and Andre Iguodala with 1.7 blocks per recreation in these playoffs.
The Dubs are 37-47-1 ATS, 40-45 to the over/beneath, 12-9 ATS with 2-Three days off, 25-32-1 ATS after a win, 16-20 ATS as an away favourite, 22-14 to the over/beneath as an away favourite, 11-10 to the over/beneath with 2-Three days of relaxation and 31-27 to the over/beneath after a win this season.
Golden State is scoring 128.zero factors and permitting 114.7 factors per recreation and 2-1 ATS, 2-1 to the over/beneath within the playoffs to date. The Warriors averaged 112.5 factors per recreation with two days of relaxation this common season.
As soon as once more, oneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s method to wagering on this recreation ought to rely upon oneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s notion of the WarriorsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ character as a group.
Golden State confirmed that they’re immensely extra gifted than the Clippers when the Warriors play protection. This can be a group that ought to not lose one other recreation to LA in the event that they preserve their head and motivation within the recreation and keep away from these smug lapses in effort which have occurred this season.
The lack of DeMarcus Cousins has been made extra bearable by strong play from Andrew Bogut. Bogut is reacclimating to the protection and move of WarriorsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ basketball like driving a motorcycle and will find yourself being a crucial participant within the DubsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ pursuit of a title in 2019 if he stays wholesome.
If the Warriors nonetheless care about crushing the playoffs and optimizing potential relaxation, one could be hard-pressed to provide you with causes, except for an excessive amount of LA nightlife or 4/20 celebrations, why Golden State gainedÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t win by double-digits.
Doc Rivers can have his group able to play and Golden State ought to anticipate a battle from the Clips, however the writingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s on the wall and Golden State has held the Clippers to 105 factors or much less of their final 4 wins towards LA.
So should you assume the Warriors win, you then would possibly anticipate them to cowl 8.5 factors.
What’s your greatest guess for Warriors at Clippers recreation Four on 4/21/19?
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