Golden State vs Los Angeles Clippers Game Preview & Prediction: Defending champions Golden State Warriors are scheduled to host Los Angeles Clippers at the Chase Center on Thursday night in the NBA 2022-23 regular season. In the Western Conference standings, the Warriors are placed at the fifth spot with 32 wins in 62 matches while the Clippers have managed the sixth place with a 33-31 record.
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The Golden State Warriors will aim for their fourth straight win when they host the Clippers at Chase Center in the next game. The Warriors have finally shown a glimpse of the defending champions with their performance in the last few games. However, they need a lot more consistency to secure a playoff berth. Golden State is currently in the 5th position in the Western Conference. They defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in the last game with a score of 123-105.
The LA Clippers are playing with an average of 112.5 points per game. In shooting, they attained a success rate of 47.1% in field goals, 38.1% in 3-pointers, and 78.2% in free throws. The Clippers are given a rank of 23 in the offense with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 112.9.
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The Golden State Warriors have maintained a scoring rate of 118.4 points per game. They shot 47.7% from the field and 38.6% from the 3-point line. The free throw accuracy is currently at 78.9%. The Warriors are rated 114.5 on offense with a rank of 14 in the league.
The Golden State Warriors have a better attack than the LA Clippers.
The LA Clippers have been conceding 112.5 points per game this season. They maintained an average of 44.0 rebounds along with 7.1 steals and 3.7 blocks per game. With an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 113.5, the Clippers rank 11 in the defense.
The Golden State Warriors are giving away 117.9 points per game till now. They played with an average of 42.2 rebounds per game. The average number of steals per game is currently at 7.1 while the average number of blocks per game stands at 3.7. The Warriors are ranked 18th in the defense with an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 114.2.
The LA Clippers have the upper hand in the defense.
Both these teams have met 230 times in the regular season of the NBA. The Golden State Warriors are leading with 136 wins, while the LA Clippers won 94 games.
If we check out the last 5 meetings, 3 games were won by the Warriors and 2 by the Clippers. The previous clash took place in the current season on 14 February 2023. The LA Clippers won that game with a score of 134-124The LA Clippers need to bring out their best to trouble the Warriors in their own backyard. They have not looked good in recent matchups. On the other hand, the Golden State Warriors are expected to go all guns blazing at home.
GSW vs LAC Probable Starting Lineup
Golden State Warriors (GSW)
PG Jordan Poole
SG Klay Thompson
SF Donte DiVincenzo
PF Draymond Green
C Kevon Looney
Gary Payton II
Los Angeles Clippers Starters (LAC)
PG Russell Westbrook
SG Paul Geroge
SF Kawhi Leonard
PF Marcus Morris Sr
C Ivica Zubac
Golden State vs Los Angeles Clippers Game Prediction
We back Los Angeles Clippers to win the game against home team Golden State Warriors at Chase Center. The odds favoring Golden State to win the game are 2.20, while favoring Los Angeles Clippers to win the game are 1.71.