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Clippers-Warriors Game 1 Betting Preview: Will Golden State Cover the Big Number?


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Game 1 Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors

  • Spread: Warriors -12.5
  • Over/Under: 232
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: ABC

>> All odds as of 11:30 a.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time odds and live win probabilities on your bets.

The Warriors will begin their quest to join a short list of dynasties to win three titles in a row. Their first opponent is the Los Angeles Clippers, who are big dogs on the road in Game 1.

Is there any value in today’s line? Our analysts dive in.

Betting Trends to Know

Since 2005, teams favored by 10 or more points in the playoffs have gone 101-8 straight-up and 58-48-3 (55%) against the spread. Under Steve Kerr, the Warriors are 20-1 SU but 8-13 ATS as double-digit favorites in the postseason. — John Ewing

The Warriors (57-25) are home favorites against the Clippers (48-34). Since 2005, favorites with a better record than their opponent in the playoffs have gone 430-374-14 (54%) ATS. If the team is a sizable favorite of six or more points, they have gone 240-189-9 (56%) ATS. Ewing

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