Expertly looking to take control of series
The LA Clippers have managed to win the last two games against the Golden State Warriors, and have now taken back home court advantage with a 2-1 lead in the series. The Clippers will be in Oakland for game 4 on Sunday at 3:30pm eastern, and they will be looking to let their winning momentum carry them to a win, getting the nail ready for the coffin.
The key for the Clippers is to just continue to do what is working for them, which is controlling the paint with the Griffin-Jordan duo. Griffin had another 30 plus performance in game 3, and continues to give Golden State match-up problems under the basket. A big reason why the Clippers have dominated inside, is because the Warriors starting center Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely with a fractured rib. If the Clippers want to win this series they will have to continue to take advantage of the inside and feed the rock to Griffin and Jordan.
Before game 3 the Clippers had lost 15 out of 17 in Oakland and 5 in a row, but with a nail-biting finish they were able to snap their road losing streak to the Warriors. The Clippers are 5 and 2 against the spread in their last 7 road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of .600 or greater. They are also 21 and 8 against the spread in their last 29 Sunday games. The best sportsbooks in the world have the Clippers as the road favorite at -2 ½. The Clippers have been the favorite in all of the previous 3 games, however they have only covered in the 2nd game where they won by 40. The action is pretty much split right now, which means the best sportsbooks in the world have the line at the perfect point, which is giving sports gambling fans something to really think about. When the action is decidedly split, the expert pick is to go with the favorite, and in this case the pick is to go with the Clippers giving -2 ½ points.