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September 1, 2014

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Vegas Play of the Day: Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point.

Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

Golden State Warriors plus-2.5 against Los Angeles Clippers: $330 to win $300

I’ve done a pretty good job lately of proving I shouldn’t be trusted on the NBA playoffs, yet once again I can’t stay away. So here we go again.

Case Keefer made a nice payday off these teams’ last game when the Clippers crushed the Warriors. It was a popular play all around town, as most believe Los Angeles is clearly the better team in this series. I agree, but that only means so much. And with so many underdogs doing this well in the playoffs, I like getting a potentially dangerous team getting rare numbers at home.

Golden State hasn’t been a home underdog since Feb. 20 against the Houston Rockets, and it has only occurred twice all season. The Warriors won the Houston game outright and pushed as one-point dogs against the Miami Heat.

The point is, the Clippers are the better team but the Warriors present the better betting opportunity in this game.

Standings: Bern (19-16, $9,800), Keefer (17-19, $9,308), Brewer (14-19-3, $6,615)

Taylor Bern can be reached at 948-7844 or [email protected]. Follow Taylor on Twitter at twitter.com/taylorbern.

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