Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 14 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.
The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 31-2 and a road record of 15-2. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.8 as they are averaging 114 points per game while giving up 102.2 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 8-27 and a home record of 4-9. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 96.7 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of -9.1.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 29.7 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Klay Thompson averages 20.1 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Kobe Bryant averages 17.2 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Golden State averages 114 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 54.9 rebounds per game and 28.7 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 16 per game. The Warriors allow 102.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 96.7 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 9th with 14.2 per game. The Lakers allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.2 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Lakers force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 20-12-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 20-13-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 15-20-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-19-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/29/15 F Kevon Looney Hip out indefinitely
01/04/16 G Brandon Rush Hamstring probable Monday vs. Charlotte
01/04/16 C Festus Ezeli Toe is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs. Charlotte
01/04/16 F Harrison Barnes Ankle is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Charlotte
01/04/16 F James Michael McAdoo Toe expected to miss Monday vs. Charlotte
01/03/16 G Leandro Barbosa Shoulder expected to miss Monday vs. Charlotte
01/03/16 PG Stephen Curry Leg "?" Monday vs. Charlotte
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/04/16 G Kobe Bryant Shoulder "?" Tuesday vs. Golden State
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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