Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors prediction and betting tips (December 2)

Emmanuel Ifabiyi
By Emmanuel Ifabiyi

In what is deemed back-to-back, the Los Angeles Clippers will host the Golden Warriors at the Crypto Arena in their second encounter of the season. Warriors won the first meeting at the Chase Center, so the Clippers will look to get one back here.

Los Angeles will be all out for revenge in this game so it will be another night of intense basketball. Golden State Warriors, who were without a number of key players in the first encounter, managed to outplay the supposed Clippers’ superteam. This is a real test for the Clippers, whether what they are building is heading in the right direction. The addition of James Harden to the Clippers’ team was supposed to make them a contender; however, they have not found their footing since “The Beard” joined. Who will emerge victorious on Saturday night? Find out below.

The match starts at 16:00 ET on Saturday, 2 December 2023. The game time by GMT is 21:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2. The match venue is Crypto Arena, Los Angeles, California.

Betting tips and match predictions for the GS vs Clippers (Dec 2) game are available in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups are previewed below.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors latest odds on betting sites

The Clippers’ moneyline odds are priced at 1.44 (-225 American), while the Warriors’ moneyline odds are priced at  2.85 (+185). 


  • Clippers -5.5: 1.91 (-110)
  • Warriors +5.5: 1.9 (-110)


  • Over 230.5: 1.95 (-105)
  • Under 230.5: 1.87 (-115)

GSW vs Clippers last game

The Clippers’ last game was a road loss to the Golden State Warriors. They lost 114-120 to the Warriors at the Chase Center. The Clippers chased the game from the first quarter but just couldn’t do enough to catch up to the Warriors. Klay Thompson kept frustrating their efforts as he went on a wild stretch in the fourth quarter that took the game far from the Clippers.

  • Despite not getting the dub, Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers in scoring with 23 points and added 7 boards. Ivica Zubac came up with a big 18 points and 13 rebounds double-double.
  • James Harden scored 18 points and dropped 7 dimes, while Russell Westbrook dropped 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 assists from the bench. 

Team statistics: 42/95 (44.2%) field goals, 12/32 (37.5%) 3-pointers, 18/24 (75.0%) free throws, 25 assists, 43 total rebounds, 1 blocks, 5 steals, 6 turnovers.

Clippers team news: Mason Plumlee(knee) and Bradson Boston Jr. (quadriceps) are ruled out for the game.

The Warriors stopped the Clippers’ new-found momentum in a 120-114 win over the Los Angeles team. Despite the Warriors being without Chris Paul, Gary Payton II, and Andrew Wiggins, they fend off the Clippers effectively. Klay Thompson was the star of the show, especially in the fourth quarter for the Warriors. He scored 10 straight during a key fourth-quarter stretch and finished with 22 points.

  • Curry had 26 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Jonathan Kuminga was also crucial to the Warriors’ win, dropping a massive 17 points off the bench. 
  • Draymond Green, Moses Moody, Brandin Podziemski, and Dario Saric dropped 13 points each as the short-handed Warriors cruised to the win.  

Team statistics: 41/82 (50.0%) field goals, 15/39 (38.5%) 3-pointers, 23/31 (74.2%) free throws, 30 assists, 47 total rebounds, 3 steals, 4 blocks, 7 turnovers.

Warriors team news: Gary Payton II (calf) and Chris Paul (lower leg) are ruled out for the game, while Andrew Wiggins (finger soreness) and Usman Garba (finger) are listed as questionable for the game.


The last time they faced off, the Warriors won 120-114 at home. The Warriors – Clippers matchup is in the Warriors’ favor as they lead the all-time record with 138 wins, while the Clippers have 95 wins in 233 games. They broke last season’s H2H even with each team taking two games.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors lineups and key players

Los Angeles Clippers projected starting lineup: 

  • Point guard: James Harden
  • Shooting guard: Terence Mann
  • Small forward: Kawhi Leonard
  • Power forward: Paul George
  • Center: Ivica Zubac

Paul George has been important for the Los Angeles Clippers this season. He got off to a slow start in the last game against the Warriors, one of the main reasons the Clippers lost. This season, PG13 averages 23.9 ppg and 1.7 steals per game to lead the Clippers. When the forward gets things going for him, he’s indeed a problem. 

Golden State Warriors projected starting lineup: 

  • Point guard: Stephen Curry
  • Shooting guard: Klay Thompson
  • Small forward: Andrew Wiggins
  • Power forward: Draymond Green
  • Center: Kevon Looney

Stephen Curry has indeed carried the Warriors this season. With Klay Thompson struggling this season and Andrew Wiggins yet to hit his stride, Curry has kept the Warriors going with his 29.5 points per game. Stephen Curry has been Warrior’s go-to guy over the year, and he doesn’t look like he will slow down anytime soon.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors predictions and betting tips

The Clippers will be gutted to have lost to an immensely short-handed Warriors side. They will come into this game with a different tenacity, and with Chris Paul and Gary Payton II still expected to be out for this back-to-back, it will be hard for the Warriors to win two in a row against the Clippers. 

If Paul George can get things going in this second encounter, the Clippers are the favorite to win here and level the head-to-head this season. However, the Clippers have been too inconsistent this season to trust them to win or even win comfortably. We are backing the Golden State Warriors to cover the spread as the underdogs.

Betting prediction: Golden State Warriors +5.5
Odds: 1.91 (-110 ).