Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/29/2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 14 point favorites.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 15-6. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 10.5 as they are averaging 116.9 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. The Lakers have an overall mark of 8-12. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per contest and giving up 107.8, which is a point differential of -2.0.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 9-12-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 11-10-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 9-11-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 10-10-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/28/17 F Kevin Durant Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs LA Lakers
11/27/17 PG Stephen Curry Hand is probable Wednesday vs LA Lakers
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Stephen Curry averages 26 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%. Kevin Durant comes into this contest averaging 24.7 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%.
Kyle Kuzma averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.2 points per game while playing 22 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league. Golden State averages 116.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 10.48 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 30.1 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 16.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 107.8 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.6 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 46.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game this season. Los Angeles is 15th in the league with 105.8 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 46.7 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Lakers are 2nd in turnovers per game with 17.2.
The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115, and their defensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Golden State is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 29th in the league.
Los Angeles is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Lakers are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 103.8, and their offensive rating of 101.8 is ranked 26th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 22nd. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State -14
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