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NBA Picks: Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers, Game 1

Jeff GrantContributor IApril 17, 2014

NBA Picks: Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers, Game 1

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    Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry led the league in three-pointers made during the regular season, which is important to consider when making your NBA playoff picks Saturday, as he takes on the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Warriors are 6.5-point road underdogs in the pro basketball odds, with the betting total sitting at 212 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at Game 1 of this best-of-seven series in the Western Conference while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

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    The Golden State Warriors went 24-17 on the road during the regular season, including an even 13-13 mark against conference rivals.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Warriors have gone 27-11 against the spread in April.

Los Angeles Clippers

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    The Los Angeles Clippers put together a 34-7 straight-up record at home during the 2013-14 campaign, including a 21-5 mark versus conference foes.

    NBA handicappers will find that the Clippers have gone 6-10-1 against the spread in their last 17 playoff games.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Warriors as one of their NBA playoff picks, as they covered the number in 11 of their last 12 first-round playoff games.

    Pick: Golden State Warriors +6.5

     

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