Saturday, February 20, 2016
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 221.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 48-4 and a road record of 24-4. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 12.5 as they are averaging 115.5 points per game while giving up 103 per contest. Golden State is 12-0 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 29-2. They are 10-0 in their last 10 games. The Clippers have an overall record of 36-18 and a home record of 18-8. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per game and surrendering 100.5, good for a point differential of 4.2. Los Angeles has a division record of 5-4 and a conference record of 18-12. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 29.8 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Draymond Green averages 14.2 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.2 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Chris Paul averages 19.5 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 9.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. J.J. Redick averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Golden State averages 115.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 12.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 54.6 rebounds per game and 29.2 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.3 per game. The Warriors allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.7 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 3rd with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Clippers force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Warriors average 116.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 117 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.7 per contest. The Warriors have an offensive rating of 114.8 and a defensive rating of 102.4. In terms of pace they average 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Clippers score 105.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 112.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.2 points per game. The Clippers rating on offense is 108 and they have a defensive rating of 103.7. They get 96 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 29-20-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 30-22-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 26-24-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 23-28-3 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
02/18/16 F James Michael McAdoo Toe out indefinitely
02/06/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
02/19/16 F Jeff Green Acquired "?" Saturday vs. Golden State
02/19/16 PG Pablo Prigioni Illness "?" Saturday vs. Golden State
02/07/16 G Austin Rivers Hand out indefinitely
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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