Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 8 point favorites.
The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 31-8. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.6 as they are averaging 115.6 points per game while giving up 106.0 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 17-20. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.0 points per game and surrendering 106.3, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 18-21-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 20-19-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 20-17-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 19-17-1 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
01/05/18 F Kevin Durant Calf is "?" Saturday vs LA Clippers
01/05/18 SF Omri Casspi Back is "?" Saturday vs LA Clippers
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/12/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
01/05/18 PG Milos Teodosic Foot injured last game, is doubtful Saturday vs Golden State
01/04/18 PG Austin Rivers Achilles is out indefinitely
Kevin Durant comes into this contest averaging 25.9 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Klay Thompson averages 21 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Lou Williams averages 21.8 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. DeAndre Jordan averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 115.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.67 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 30.7 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.9 per game. The Warriors allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 13th in the league with 106 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.27. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 21.1. The Clippers are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Clippers surrender 106.3 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season.
The Warriors are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.9, and their defensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Golden State is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 29th in the league.
Los Angeles is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Clippers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles +8
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