Thursday, January 14, 2016
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, January 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 17 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 214.5.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 9-31 and a road record of 4-19. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.8 as they are averaging 96.7 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 36-2 and a home record of 18-0. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 114.4 points per game and surrendering 102.3, good for a point differential of 12.1.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.1 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Stephen Curry averages 29.5 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Klay Thompson averages 21 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Los Angeles averages 96.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14 per game. The Lakers allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.1 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Golden State averages 114.4 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 54.7 rebounds per game and 29 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 25th with 15.6 per game. The Warriors allow 102.3 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 2nd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Warriors force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 18-22-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 18-22-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 23-14-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 23-15-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/13/16 F Brandon Bass Foot doubtful Thursday vs. Golden State
01/13/16 G Kobe Bryant Achilles injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Golden State
Golden State Warriors Injuries
01/13/16 F James Michael McAdoo Toe expected to miss Wednesday vs. Denver
01/12/16 F Draymond Green Rest expected to miss Wednesday vs. Denver
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State
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