Friday, February 3, 2017
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Friday, February 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston as 12.5 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 17-34. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.2 as they are averaging 104.0 points per game while giving up 110.2 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 31-18. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.3 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of 2.6.
Jordan Clarkson comes into this game averaging 13.9 points per contest while playing 27.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Lou Williams averages 18.3 points per game in 24.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Al Horford averages 15.3 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Isaiah Thomas averages 29.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
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Los Angeles averages 104 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.2 per game. The Lakers allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Boston averages 108.2 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 5th with 12.6 per game. The Celtics allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 106.3 and a defensive rating of 112.7. In terms of pace they average 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 112 and they have a defensive rating of 109.4. They get 96 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 23-27-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 27-23-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 26-21-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 27-22-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/28/17 F Julius Randle Pneumonia out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
02/02/17 PG Avery Bradley Achilles "?" Friday vs. LA Lakers
02/02/17 C Kelly Olynyk Shoulder "?" Friday vs. LA Lakers
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -12.5
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