Friday, November 4, 2016
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, November 4, 2016. The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 3-1. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 113.8 points per game while giving up 111.8 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 2-3. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.2 points per game and surrendering 110.8, good for a point differential of -3.6.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 26.3 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kevin Durant averages 28.5 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 9 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
D'Angelo Russell averages 16.6 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Julius Randle averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Golden State averages 113.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 29.8 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15.5 per game. The Warriors allow 111.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 107.2 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 51 rebounds per game and 19 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 29th with 18 per game. The Lakers allow 110.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Lakers force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Warriors have an offensive rating of 109.8 and a defensive rating of 107.9. In terms of pace they average 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Lakers rating on offense is 105.8 and they have a defensive rating of 109.4. They get 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 15.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 1-3-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 3-1-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 4-1-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/02/16 PG Patrick McCaw Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Oklahoma City
10/22/16 C Damian Jones Pectoral out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/03/16 C Timofey Mozgov Eye "?" Friday vs. Golden State
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State
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