Date/Time: 04-23-2019, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Golden State Warriors -14
In game 5 of this Western Conference first rounder, the team that held the best record in the conference and defending champions Golden State Warriors, after winning both road games and leading 3-1 wins, are hosting once again the 8th Los Angeles Clippers, who are on the verge of elimination and must win at all costs tonight.
Clippers had a 48-34 record (45-36-1 ATS) in the regular season and finished in the eighth place of the Western Conference. They are 1-3 in their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Golden State at home in the fourth game of the series, 105-113. Warriors had a 57-25 record (35-46-1 ATS) in the regular season and were placed on top of the Western Conference. They are 3-1 in their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Los Angeles Clippers on the road in the fourth game of the series, 113-105.
Top Basketball BookmakersLA are led in scoring by Lou Williams with 22.2 ppg. He also leads the team in assists made with 7.2 per game, while Montrezl Harrell follows with 19 ppg, adding 5.5 rebounds per game. Danilo Gallinari adds 16 ppg and 6.2 rebounds per game. Golden State are led in scoring by Kevin Durant with 28.8 ppg. He also adds 5.2 assists and 5 rebounds per game, while Stephen Curry follows with 25 ppg, adding 5.2 assists and 7.8 rebounds per game. Klay Thompson adds 18.2 ppg.
Golden State lead LA 6-2 wins so far this season having won three of their four games. Golden State are 31-12 at home, while LA are 23-20 on the road. Golden State have both a better offense with 118 ppg to LA’s 115 ppg and a better defense, allowing 111.3 ppg to LA’s 114.8. Golden State have a better accuracy from the field (49.2% to 47%), while both squads have the same accuracy from behind the arc, shooting with 38.6% each. Golden State dish more assists (29.5 to 24.1) and grab more rebounds per game (46.3 to 45.1) and both squads commit almost the same number of turnovers per game (13.8 to 13.9). Golden State are the absolute favorite and they have the momentum so expect them to get away with an easy win by more than 14 points tonight.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors Game 5 Prediction: Golden State Warriors -14 (-109)