Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/19/2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, October 19, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has the Clippers as 5 point favorites.
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The Clippers head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 51-31. They were 2nd in the Pacific Division. They had a point differential of 4.3 as they averaged 108.7 points per contest while giving up 104.4 per game. The Lakers had an overall record of 26-56 last season. They were 4th in the Pacific Division. They averaged 104.6 points per game and surrendered 111.5, good for a point differential of -6.9.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers were 40-41-1 against the spread last season
The Los Angeles Clippers were 43-37-2 against the over/under last year
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers were 37-43-2 against the spread last season
The Los Angeles Lakers were 44-37-1 against the over/under last year
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
10/18/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is "?" Thursday vs. LA Lakers
10/18/17 - Sam Dekker Oblique is "?" Thursday vs. LA Lakers
10/18/17 Sindarius Thornwell Shoulder is "?" Thursday vs. LA Lakers
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/18/17 PG Lonzo Ball Ankle is probable Thursday vs. LA Clippers
10/17/17 C Andrew Bogut Groin OUT Thursday vs. LA Clippers
10/17/17 F Julius Randle Ribs is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. LA Clippers
10/17/17 G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 10/22 vs. New Orleans)
DeAndre Jordan averaged 12.7 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.2 assists per contest and 13.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 71% for the year while his free throw percentage was 48%. Blake Griffin comes into this contest after averaging 21.6 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 8.1 rebounds per game and dished out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 49% while his free throw percentage was at 76%.
Jordan Clarkson averaged 14.7 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averaged 3 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 80%. Julius Randle averaged 13.2 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 8.6 rebounds per game and had 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage finished at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allowed 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 12th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 43.1 rebounds a game which ranked 12th, and they gave up 23.1 assists per contest which put them in 17th place in the league. They forced 13.2 turnovers per game which ranked them 9th in the league. Los Angeles averaged 108.7 points per contest last season, which ranked them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 4.29 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a team, which had them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shot 38% which was good for 6th in the league. They averaged 43 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranked them 21st and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 24th with 13 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrendered 111.5 points per contest, which ranked them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 30th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest, and 23rd with 44.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers were 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game last season. Los Angeles was 17th in the league with 104.6 points per game last year. They were 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was -6.88. They shot 35% from 3-point range, which was good for 22nd in the NBA. They were 17th in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 20.9. The Lakers were 5th in turnovers per game with 15.2.
The Clippers were 5th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 112.7 was ranked 19th. They were 16th in the NBA in pace with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% was 4th. As a unit they were 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Los Angeles was 25th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 24th in the NBA.
The Lakers were 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 54%, which was 1st in the league. The Lakers were 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 113 was ranked 1st. In terms of pace they were 5th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% was 22nd. As a team they were 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +5
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