Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/13/2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
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The Los Angeles Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Staples Center.
The Lakers head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 26-56. They were 4th in the Pacific Division. They had a point differential of -6.9 as they averaged 104.6 points per contest while giving up 111.5 per game. The Clippers had an overall record of 51-31 last season. They were 2nd in the Pacific Division. They averaged 108.7 points per game and surrendered 104.4, good for a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable 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
Important 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
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/10/2017 Andrew Bogut C Groin Game Time Decision
10/9/2017 Lonzo Ball G Ankle Game Time Decision
7/12/2017 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope G Suspension Expected to be out until at least Nov 2
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
10/11/2017 Austin Rivers G Hip Game Time Decision
10/10/2017 Patrick Beverley G Knee Game Time Decision
10/10/2017 Sindarius Thornwell G Shoulder Game Time Decision
10/8/2017 Danilo Gallinari F Foot Game Time Decision
Jordan Clarkson averaged 14.7 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 2.6 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 45% for the year while his free throw percentage was 80%. Julius Randle comes into this contest after averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 8.6 rebounds per game and dished out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 49% while his free throw percentage was at 72%.
DeAndre Jordan averaged 12.7 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averaged 13.8 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 71% and his free throw percentage was 48%. Blake Griffin averaged 21.6 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 8.1 rebounds per game and had 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage finished at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allowed 111.5 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 28th in the league. They also allowed a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 44.4 rebounds a game which ranked 23rd, and they gave up 25.7 assists per contest which put them in 30th place in the league. They forced 14.5 turnovers per game which ranked them 20th in the league. Los Angeles averaged 104.6 points per contest last season, which ranked them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -6.88 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 22nd in the league. They averaged 43.5 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranked them 17th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 5th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrendered 104.4 points per contest, which ranked them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 17th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 43.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers were 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game last season. Los Angeles was 6th in the league with 108.7 points per game last year. They were 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin was 4.29. They shot 38% from 3-point range, which was good for 6th in the NBA. They were 21st in the league in rebounding with 43 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Clippers were 24th in turnovers per game with 13.
The Lakers were 24th in the league in defensive rating with 113, and their offensive rating of 106 was ranked 1st. They were 5th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% was 22nd. As a unit they were 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Los Angeles was 5th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 54%, which was 1st in the NBA.
Los Angeles was 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 24th in the league. The Clippers were 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 108.2 was ranked 19th. In terms of pace they were 16th in the league with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% was 4th. As a team they were 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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