Friday, January 29, 2016
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The Los Angeles Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, January 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Clippers as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 9-38 and a road record of 4-22. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.9 as they are averaging 96.3 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. They are 1-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 3-28. They are 1-9 in their last 10 games. The Clippers have an overall record of 30-16 and a home record of 15-7. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104 points per game and surrendering 100.6, good for a point differential of 3.3. The Clippers have a division record of 4-4 and a conference record of 16-11. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 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 32.1 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 79%.
Chris Paul averages 18.6 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 9.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% 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 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
The Lakers average 96.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.9 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 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.1 per game. The Lakers allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
The Clippers average 104 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 2nd with 13 per game. The Clippers allow 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Clippers force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Lakers average 97.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 96 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -12.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -11 per contest. The Lakers have an offensive rating of 100.2 and a defensive rating of 110.5. In terms of pace they average 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Clippers score 105.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 90 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5 points per game. The Clippers rating on offense is 107.5 and they have a defensive rating of 104. They get 96.1 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%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 20-26-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 21-26-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 22-20-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 21-23-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/28/16 F Julius Randle Leg probable Thursday vs. Chicago
01/28/16 G Louis Williams Respiratory "?" Thursday vs. Chicago
01/27/16 G Kobe Bryant Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. Chicago
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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