The final game in Sunday’s live stream (online) and televised schedule of the “NBA playoffs on ABC” features two intrastate rivals involved in a dogfight, reported Yahoo!Sports on April 27. Tipping off at 3:30 p.m. EST (12:30 p.m. PST) from Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., is Game 4 of the first-round series between the Clippers and Warriors.
Los Angeles comes in leading the best-of-seven series 2-1, thus, making today’s contest a pivotal game in Golden State’s hopes of advancing to the second round. All the action gets underway following the conclusion of the earlier contest between the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards on ABC and ABC Live Stream.
For the visiting Clippers, Doc Rivers will have to put on his best coaching performance to date for his tea to filter out all the controversy surrounding the organization. According to an April 27 FOX News report, even Unites States President Barack Obama has decided to weigh-in on the recent developments, categorizing Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s comments as “racist”, “ignorant” and “incredible offensive”.
For Golden State, all the hoopla around Los Angeles’ locker room certainly plays in Mark Jackson’s favor, especially considering he’s been outcoached by Rivers through three games. As reported by the SFGate in April 27, the Warriors coach wasted no time in going public about his feelings in the Sterling racist scandal.
“My feeling would be the same, no matter if I was coaching, playing or a fan – there’s no place for it,” he said. “In fairness, I’m not in their position, and that’s their fight, as far as that’s the uniform that they wear. From my standpoint, it’s important for me to let it be known that it’s unacceptable, it’s unfortunate, and I’m disappointed in the statements. There’s no place for it.”
Can Rivers find a way to filter out the noise and get his team to focus on the task at hand, or will Jackson’s squad seize the opportunity and knock the Clippers off in the midst of the hullabaloo? Believe it or not, NBA oddsmakers still have the audacity to list the LA Clippers as -2-point favorites against the Golden State Warriors [+2] in Game 4.
The OVER/UNDER is set at a combined total of 210 points, and alternate (straight-up) betting lines go as follows: Clippers [-131] vs. Warriors [+118]. How do you think fans and bettors alike feel about the aforementioned NBA playoff odds? Here’s a look at some interesting figures to considering heading into Game 4:
ATS Activity Prior to ABC’s TV Scheduled Start Time
Clippers spread: 42 percent.
Warriors spread: 58 percent.
OVER wagers: 1,022 units.
UNDER wagers: 505 units.
Trends Prior to ABC Live Online Stream
Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss.
Clippers are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 Sunday games.
Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games versus NBA Pacific Division opponents.
Warriors are 12-1 ATS in their last 13 Western Conference quarterfinals games.
Warriors are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest.
Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Clippers vs. Warriors 2014 NBA Playoffs Game 4 Buzzer-Beating Stats
OVER is 5-1 in L.A.’s last 6 overall.
OVER is 5-1 in L.A.’s last 6 vs. Western Conference.
OVER is 5-1 in L.A.’s last 6 Western Conference quarterfinals games.
OVER is 5-0 in Golden State’s last 5 games following an ATS win.
OVER is 5-1 in Golden State’s last 6 overall.
OVER is 4-1 in Golden State’s last 5 Sunday games.