NBA Odds: Warriors Host Clippers in "Second Half" Tip-Off

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by Bovada - 2/21/2017 3:40 PM Share

The Golden State Warriors went into the All-Star break as -170 favorites to regain the NBA championship. They'll start the unofficial second half of the regular season this Thursday when they host the Los Angeles Clippers, tipping off at 10:30 PM ET.


This year's Warriors team (47-9 SU, 27-27-2 ATS) is performing at an even higher level than last year's 73-game winners. Adding Kevin Durant (+8.1 BPM) alongside Stephen Curry (+6.5 BPM) has taken away from each former MVP's raw stats, but it's made the Dubs tougher overall. Zaza Pachulia (+3.2 BPM) has also proved to be a capable - and generally healthier - replacement for departed center Andrew Bogut.


Health hasn't been very kind to the Clippers (35-21 SU, 29-27 ATS). Their best player, Chris Paul (+9.8 BPM), is targeting a March 1 return after having surgery on his torn left thumb. Los Angeles is 6-7 SU and 7-6 ATS since Paul went on the shelf, although they did win their last four games straight up and against the spread after moving Ray Felton (-0.4 BPM) to the bench and putting Luc Mbah a Moute (+0.6 BPM) back in the starting lineup.


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