Warriors vs Clippers Prediction - NBA Picks 12/2/23

Los Angeles Clippers (8-10) vs Golden State Warriors (9-10)

Game Info: Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 4:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 231.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Golden State Warriors pay a visit to the Los Angeles Clippers at the Crypto.com Arena on Saturday night. Here's our Warriors vs Clippers prediction.

Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have been in a rut as they've lost eight of their last 11 games overall, but they will be feeling much better after outlasting the Clippers in a 120-114 home win on Thursday. Stephen Curry led the team with 26 points, seven rebounds, and eight assists, Klay Thompson added 22 points, Jonathan Kuminga scored 17 points off the bench and Draymond Green tallied 13 points with five assists. As a team, the Warriors shot 50 percent from the field and 15 of 39 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Clippers in the first half to build an 18-point lead, before they held off a late charge to escape with the much-needed victory at home.

Golden State Warriors Player Facts

  • Stephen Curry ranks 1st amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (5.1) this season.
  • Klay Thompson ranks T20th amongst qualified players for FT% (88.1%) this season.

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Los Angeles Clippers

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers have been in decent shape as they've won five of their last eight games overall, but they will be hoping to bounce back here after falling short to the Warriors on Thursday. Kawhi Leonard led the team with 23 points on nine of 17 shooting, Ivica Zubac and James Harden scored 18 points apiece while Paul George chipped in with 15 points and 10 assists. As a team, the Clippers shot 44 percent from the field and 12 of 32 from the 3-point line, but they were always fighting an uphill battle after they got off to a slow start to fall behind big in the first half. The Clippers are 8-10 in the Western Conference, where the Minnesota Timberwolves are at the top with a 14-4 record.

Los Angeles Clippers Player Facts

  • Ivica Zubac ranks 1st in the Western Conference amongst qualified players for FG% (61.1%) this season.
  • Paul George ranks 1st amongst qualified Forwards for FT% (92.5%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Clippers rank 1st in the league for steals per game this season (9.3).
  • The Clippers rank 1st in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (24.2).
  • The Warriors rank 28th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.5).
  • The Warriors rank 3rd in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (4.0).

Warriors vs Clippers Prediction

The Warriors are still missing Chris Paul and they have Andrew Wiggins listed as questionable, while the Clippers are coming into this one with the same squad. The Warriors really needed a feel-good win to get their season back on track and they got that with relative ease at the expense of the Clippers who are still going through some growing pains. It's tempting to take the Warriors to get another win in this spot, but it's always hard to beat the same team twice in a row, so I'm actually leaning towards the Clippers to get their revenge in this one after a slow start cost them on Thursday.

Peter’s Pick Los Angeles -5.5

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