Stephen Nover's NBA Game of the Week
LA Clippers vs. Golden State,
04/13/2019 20:00 EDT,
Score: 104 - 121
Total: -103/+232 Under
Despite a lot of scorers, these two teams have been sneaky Under teams in spots like this. The Under has cashed in 16 of the Clippers' last 23 road games. The Under also has cashed in 16 of the Warriors' past 21 games, including nine of their last 11 home contests.
Defense should be at a premium, too, now that the playoffs have begun. Each team wants to make a physical statement in this Game 1.
The Clippers have a lot of inexperience in their starting lineup with two rookies and third-year center Ivica Zubac, who had played very little until this season.
Stephen Curry should play, but he is dealing with a sore ankle. So the Warriors could be limiting his minutues.