Saturday, April 1, 2017
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The Los Angeles Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has the Clippers as 14 point favorites.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 21-54. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.5 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 112.2 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 46-31. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 108.4 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 31-42-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 43-31-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 37-40-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 41-34-2 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/31/17 F Brandon Ingram Knee "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
03/31/17 C Ivica Zubac Ankle injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. LA Clippers
03/31/17 F Nick Young Ankle "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
03/15/17 F Luol Deng None out for season
03/14/17 C Timofey Mozgov None out for season
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/30/17 PG Austin Rivers Hamstring out indefinitely
Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 13 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.8 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
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Blake Griffin averages 21.4 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. DeAndre Jordan averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.6 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 71% and his free throw percentage is 49%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers average 104.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.56 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 20.8 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 112.2 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 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers average 108.4 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.51 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 24th with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Clippers force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 106 and a defensive rating of 113.7. In terms of pace they average 98.6 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 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 112.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 54%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Clippers -14
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