After losing their first game with Chris Paul out due to injury, the Los Angeles Clippers went on a 9-2 SU and 7-4 ATS run.
The Clippers visit the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night as a 4-point road underdog.
Great teams find ways to continue to play at a high level even when dealing with injuries, and the Clippers have done exactly that. That run without Paul brought their season totals to 32-15 SU and 28-19 ATS heading into Wednesday night, making them one of the league's most profitable teams to back this season.
Blake Griffin has been great all season averaging 22.8 points per game but has elevated his game even further of late with 26.4 points per game over the Clippers' last 10 games.
The total was high, opening at 212 over at 5Dimes.eu.
The Golden State Warriors have proven to be a streaky team in recent years, and this season is no exception. Since going on a 9-0 SU and 6-3 ATS run to end December and start January, the Warriors are just 3-6 SU and 2-7 ATS over their last nine games.
One area of concern for the Warriors has been the play of Harrison Barnes, who after averaging 13.3 points per game in November and 10.1 PPG in December is averaging just 6.5 points in January.
Barnes is just a small piece of the puzzle though as the offense runs through Stephen Curry (24.1 PPG), David Lee (19 PPG), and Klay Thompson (18.9 PPG).
Considering the fact that both of these teams are comfortable running and shooting, it shouldn't come as a surprise that offense is at the forefront when the Clippers and Warriors clash. Each of the last seven games between these two teams has gone OVER the total. In their first 14 games in the month of January, the Los Angeles Clippers were 10-3-1 on the OVER.
The Warriors have fared well against the Clippers with a 6-3 SU and ATS record over their last nine games including a 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS record at home. Fatigue could also be a factor for the Clippers, who will be playing in the second night of a back-to-back and their third game in four nights.