- The Los Angeles Clippers travel to the Chase Center in San Francisco, California to do battle with the Golden State Warriors at10 PM EST on Wednesday, Jan. 6th
- The Clippers have lost two of their last three games while the Warriors have won four of their last five
- See the best player prop bets for Wednesday’s game below
Draymond Green says it’s time to “dog” the Clippers and he and the Warriors will get a chance to do that Wednesday Night. Golden State is playing with a ton of confidence after dropping 137 points in both of their last two games.
Stephen Curry has fueled the two game surge averaging 46 points proving that he is still a force in the league.
This is the first meeting of the season between the two sides. Los Angeles won all three meetings last season while covering two of them. The Clippers are favored by 5 points in this matchup and there are plenty of player props to consider.
With Kawhi Leonard and Paul George’s status in doubt on the back-to-back, we’ll take a look at the GSW offerings.
Clippers vs Warriors Player Props
|Player||Points||Rebounds||Assists||Three Pointers Made|
|Stephen Curry (Warriors)||28.5 ( Ov -104 / Un -118)||5.5 ( Ov +120 / Un -148)||5.5 ( Ov -150 / Un +122)||4.5 ( Ov -111 / Un -115)|
|Andrew Wiggins (Warriors)||18.5 ( Ov -102 / Un -120)||5.5 ( Ov +100 / Un -122)||3.5 ( Ov +128 / Un -158)||1.5 ( Ov -136 / Un +106)|
|Kelly Oubre Jr. (Warriors)||15.5 ( Ov -102 / Un -120)||5.5 ( Ov -142 / Un +116)||NA||1.5 ( Ov -136 / Un +106)|
|James Wiseman (Warriors)||9.5 ( Ov -114 / Un -108)||6.5 ( Ov +112 / Un -138)||NA||NA|
Odds taken Jan. 6th from FanDuel
Kelly Oubre Jr. Is Heating Up
There is no doubt that Kelly Oubre Jr. has struggled shooting the three-ball so far this season. Before his last game against the Kings, he was an astonishing 2-30 from beyond the arc on the year. That is horrific for anyone, but especially for a guy taking an average of five threes per game.
Oubre Jr. has not been bad from long range in his career. He has only been below 30% once and it was in his second season when he sunk 28.7% of his shots from distance. Last season in Phoenix was his first season playing over 30 minutes per game and he hit a career-high 35.2% of his threes. He can shoot the ball and all signs are pointing to an imminent turnaround this season.
Kelly Oubre Jr, last 4 games:
14.8 ppg, 47.9% fg, 31.5% 3pt, 4.3 reb, 1.3 stl, 1.5 blk
— Grant Liffmann (@GrantLiffmann) January 5, 2021
The Clippers have been good defending the three-point line this season. They currently rank 10th in the NBA in opponents’ three-point percentage at 35% which is very good. They have also played Portland, Dallas and Utah who rank in the top six in the NBA in three-pointers attempted per game so they are battle-tested.
Last night against San Antonio, Paul George sat out and it appeared to have an impact on their defense. They gave up 116 points which is the second most all season but they also allowed the Spurs to hit 50% of their three-point attempts. If George or Kawhi Leonard sit tonight, there could be similar issues with the defense. Even if they both play, Oubre Jr.’s hot hand should lead him to knocking down at least two long range attempts.
The Pick: Kelly Oubre Jr. Over 1.5 three-pointers made (-136)
James Wiseman Is a Beast
One bright spot for the Warriors this season has been the play of James Wiseman. He only plays around 20 minutes per game, but when he is on the floor, he is electric. He is a scorer, capable ball handler and he can rebound which fits perfectly into what the Warriors want to do.
Future is bright for James Wiseman ? pic.twitter.com/i8yxQCoocr
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 5, 2021
His point total looks to be a little too low tonight. He is not the kind of player that will regularly approach 20 points given the playing time – but his usage rate and skill set does allow for double digits. He has accomplished the feat in both of his last two games despite only attempting three free throw attempts and connecting on none.
The Clippers rank in the bottom ten in the NBA in free throw attempts per game. If Wiseman can get his normal 9-10 shots from the field, he should cross over the double-digit points plateau. If he is having a cold night from the field, he could be able to make up the difference from the free throw line.
The Pick: James Wiseman Over 9.5 points (-114)