Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/18/2017
Monday, December 18, 2017
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, December 18, 2017.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 23-6. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.1 as they are averaging 116.8 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Lakers have an overall mark of 10-17. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.3 points per contest and giving up 109.3, which is a point differential of -3.0.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 14-15-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 14-15-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 13-14-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 13-14-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/17/17 F Draymond Green Shoulder is "?" Monday vs LA Lakers
12/16/17 PG Shaun Livingston Knee is "?" Monday vs LA Lakers
12/14/17 G Nick Young Concussion is "?" Monday vs LA Lakers
12/14/17 C Zaza Pachulia Shoulder is "?" Monday vs LA Lakers
12/05/17 PG Stephen Curry Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/16/17 G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Legal problems is upgraded to probable Monday vs Golden State
Kevin Durant averages 26.1 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. Klay Thompson comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Kyle Kuzma averages 16.3 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th 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 41.7 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. Golden State averages 116.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.14 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 30.8 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 16.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 109.3 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 22.6 assists allowed per contest, and 25th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game this season. Los Angeles is 12th in the league with 106.3 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game and 8th in assists per contest with 23.1. The Lakers are 2nd in turnovers per game with 17.1.
The Warriors are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.5, and their defensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Golden State is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
Los Angeles is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league. The Lakers are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.7, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State
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