Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 17 point favorites.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 25-55. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.0 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 111.7 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 66-15. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 116.0 points per game and surrendering 104.4, good for a point differential of 11.6.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 36-42-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 44-35-1 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 38-39-4 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 32-49-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
04/10/17 PG D'Angelo Russell Personal is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. New Orleans
04/01/17 F Nick Young Ankle out for season
03/31/17 C Ivica Zubac Ankle out for season
03/15/17 F Luol Deng None out for season
03/14/17 C Timofey Mozgov None out for season
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
04/10/17 F Matt Barnes Ankle expected to miss Wednesday vs. LA Lakers
Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.7 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
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Stephen Curry averages 25.4 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Klay Thompson averages 22.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 104.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.01 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.2 per game. The Lakers allow 111.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 25.7 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 116 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11.59 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 38% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 30.4 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 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Warriors force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 106.2 and a defensive rating of 113.3. In terms of pace they average 98.4 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 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Warriors rating on offense is 115.7 and they have a defensive rating of 104.1. They get 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State -17
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