Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/23/2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, December 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 10.5 point favorites.
The Clippers have a record of 18-13. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 0.4 as they average 114.7 points per game while giving up 114.3 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 21-11. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 115.5 points per contest and give up 110.4, which is a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 17-14-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 19-11-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 14-18-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 16-16-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/29/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 92%. Tobias Harris averages 21.3 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Klay Thompson averages 22.0 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 28.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 114.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.2 per game. The Clippers allow 114.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 3rd in the league with 115.5 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 5.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 45.8 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 27.6. The Warriors are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Warriors surrender 110.4 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game.
The Clippers are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Los Angeles is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league.
Golden State is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league. The Warriors are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.5, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -10.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks