Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers (By: Miyagi)
This should be the most entertaining match of this first day of the playoffs as two offensive-minded teams that love to play in high tempo will face each other here.
The Clippers' starting lineup is much weaker than the Warriors' but the difference between the league's top bench (Clippers) with one of the worst benches of the league (Warriors) will also play a key role.
The main issue for the Clippers is that unlike that experiment a few days ago in their meeting with the Warriors, this time they can't 'sacrifice' Harrell by placing him in the starting lineup, so they are expected to start with Zubac and that will be a big issue. Hands down, Cousins has a big edge in Center position and probably the easiest matchup in this game since Clippers have the big, athletic body of G.Alexander and their top defender Beverly at guards to take care of Warriors' guards and Shamet on Durant, who can definitely do better than Zubac at least away from the basket.
Cousins will definitely dominate the glass and collect most of the defensive rebounds for his team with Green and Durant being busy in the perimeter with their sharpshooting opponents, while he has already proved his passing skills and abilities and he should get a hefty amount of assists in this game, which leaves his points and he should not have much trouble scoring 16 of those which will be more than enough, apart from all that, I think Cousins has been waiting for this moment and he will be fully motivated.
Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers predictions
|Cousins Over 33.5 (Pts, Rebs & Asts)||Bet365||1.83||9||22 LOST (-9 units)|
Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).