The Los Angeles Clippers have been one of the teams that have been trending upward lately. Entering their November 23rd game, the Clippers have won four of their last five games. That includes a recent win over Utah in a game that Paul George did not play in.
Paul George remains out for Wednesday’s game against the Golden State Warriors. Furthermore, the Clippers will be missing Kawhi Leonard. With those developments, the Warriors are -9.0 favorites with bet365 sportsbook. If LA is to compete in this game, then they will need their center, Ivica Zubac, to play well.
The Pick: Zubac NO double-double at 20/27 (bet365)
However, Ivica Zubac should be opposed for statistical success tonight. Mainly, that’s because the Warriors are a threat to blowout the Clippers in this game. That could lead to Zubac sitting on the bench as the Clippers won’t overuse him in a blowout game.
For instance, recently the Clippers blew out the Spurs by 22 points. Zubac saw just 24 minutes of court time. In another big win against Houston, he saw just 26 minutes of court time. He saw his season low for minutes in a 17-point loss to Phoenix, a game where he played just 21 minutes.
The Clippers probably won’t hang with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson in this game. These are guys that have played well lately and the Warriors team has usually played well at home. They are 7-1 when hosting this season.
Oppose Zubac to have a double-double at -135 (20/27) with bet365. If the game is not close, then you can expect to see him on the bench due to minutes management. If the game is close, then there have still been plenty of times when he hasn’t had a double-double this season anyways. For instance, he played 73 total minutes in recent games against Detroit and Dallas and did NOT have a double-double in either game.
Clippers vs Warriors betting recommendation
- Zubac does NOT have a double-double at -135 (20/27) with bet365
- Further reading: NBA double parlay with Cavs and Kings