Sunday, March 6, 2016
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, March 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 14.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 220.
The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 55-5 and a road record of 29-5. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.2 as they are averaging 115.4 points per game while giving up 104.2 per contest. Golden State is 13-0 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 32-3. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Lakers have an overall record of 12-51 and a home record of 7-21. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 97.5 points per game and surrendering 107.2, good for a point differential of -9.7. Los Angeles has a division record of 1-9 and a conference record of 5-34. In their last 10 games they are 1-9.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 30.7 points per game while playing 33.9 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 13.8 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Kobe Bryant averages 16.8 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Golden State averages 115.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% 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 rebounds per game and 29.1 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.2 per game. The Warriors allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 97.5 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 10th with 13.7 per game. The Lakers allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Lakers force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Warriors average 116.1 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 8.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.3 per contest. The Warriors have an offensive rating of 114.4 and a defensive rating of 103.2. In terms of pace they average 99.9 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 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Lakers score 95.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 97 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -11 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -8 points per game. The Lakers rating on offense is 101.9 and they have a defensive rating of 112.1. They get 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 46%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.4 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 32-25-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 35-25-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 29-33-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 29-34-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/05/16 G Andre Iguodala Hamstring doubtful Sunday vs. LA Lakers
02/06/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/05/16 F Anthony Brown Foot out indefinitely
03/05/16 PG Jordan Clarkson Knee "?" Sunday vs. Golden State
03/05/16 G Kobe Bryant Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Golden State
03/02/16 G Louis Williams Hamstring out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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