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Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors - NBA Picks and Best Bets

The Los Angeles Clippers will play the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series Saturday in their first postseason meeting since the Clippers beat the Warriors in the first round of the 2013-14 playoffs.

Tip-off at Oracle Arena will come shortly after 8 p.m. Eastern.

Odds provided by Bet365; for a full-set of today’s sports betting odds, access them at USA TODAY Sports.

Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors: By the Numbers

  • The Clippers won Game 1 of the season series in overtime but dropped each of the last three head-to-head meetings. The Warriors won the final two matchups each by at least 18 points.
  • Golden State went 8-2 to close the regular season and retain the top seed over the Denver Nuggets. L.A. went 6-4 to finish its regular season.
  • The Warriors ranked second in the league in points per game while the Warriors finished fifth overall. Golden State was the best shooting team in the league at a team field-goal percentage of 49.1.
  • L.A. finished with the seventh-best pace at 104.1, ahead of Golden State’s 103.2, but the Warriors were first in offensive efficiency with the Clippers slipping down to 10th.

Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors: Key Injuries

Stephen Curry dealt with a minor ankle tweak this week that kept him out of the regular-season finale, but he’s fully expected to be good to go for Game 1 of the postseason.

Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors: Best Bet

Moneyline: The Warriors are -1100 on home court. We’ll move on to the spread.

Against the spread: Golden State is being spotted -12.5 points with the odds listed at -110 on either side. We’re good to back the home team, as they set an early tone in what should be a quick series.

Over/under: Three of the four games in the season series got over tonight’s total of 232.5 with relative ease. With both teams at full health and playing at high paces, back the OVER at -110.

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