Thursday, February 23, 2017
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, February 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 14 point favorites.
The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 35-21. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 107.9 points per game while giving up 104.1 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 47-9. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 118.2 points per game and surrendering 105.4, good for a point differential of 12.8.
DeAndre Jordan comes into this contest averaging 12 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 13.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 70% while his free throw percentage is currently at 50%. Blake Griffin averages 21.9 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
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Stephen Curry averages 24.7 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Kevin Durant averages 25.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Los Angeles averages 107.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Golden State averages 118.2 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.82 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 31 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 9th with 14.7 per game. The Warriors allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Warriors force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 111.6 and a defensive rating of 107.7. In terms of pace they average 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Warriors rating on offense is 116.8 and they have a defensive rating of 104.1. They get 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 57%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 29-27-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 30-25-1 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 28-26-2 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 25-31-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
01/18/17 PG Chris Paul Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Golden State Warriors Injuries
02/01/17 C Zaza Pachulia Shoulder expected to miss 1-2 weeks
01/18/17 F David West Thumb out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -14
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