The Golden State Warriors (63-7) will try to extend their NBA-record regular-season home winning streak and earn a sweep of four meetings with the Los Angeles Clippers (43-26) when they meet at Oracle Arena on Wednesday.
The Warriors are consensus 10-point favorites against the Clippers at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark. The Clippers lost the previous three meetings by seven points or less.
Los Angeles has managed to cover the spread in two of the three matchups with Golden State this season, including a 112-108 defeat in the only one on the road so far. That game took place back on November 4, with the Clippers nearly handing the Warriors their first loss.
Reigning league MVP Stephen Curry scored a game-high 31 points and sank the go-ahead three-pointer with one minute and seven seconds remaining. Curry and Klay Thompson rounded out the scoring for Golden State by converting all four of their free-throw attempts in the final 19 seconds.
Los Angeles lost the next two meetings at home by a combined 10 points, but it held Curry to 23 points on 5-of-15 shooting in the latter matchup.
Curry has struggled in the last two games overall for the Warriors. He averaged 16.5 points and made only three of 21 attempts from three-point range (14 percent) in splitting two games with the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Golden State failed to cover both, but Draymond Green helped the team avoid an embarrassing loss at Minnesota as 12.5-point chalk, as he scored a team-high 24 points as well as nine rebounds and six assists. Curry and Thompson combined to make just 11 of 31 shots from the field (35 percent) against the T-Wolves.
The Clippers hope that poor shooting continues in Oakland, where the Warriors have won 50 in a row during the regular season. But the last time Golden State played there, Curry hit eight three-pointers and finished with 34 points in a 121-85 rout of the New York Knicks to easily cover as a 15-point favorite on March 16.
Los Angeles has dropped four of five games overall, with three of the losses taking place away from home. The Clips are also 1-6 against the spread in their last seven, according to the Odds Shark NBA Database, and they have not won on the road in the series since April 24, 2014.