Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 2/22/2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 11.5 point favorites.
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The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 30-26. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 108.0 points per contest while giving up 107.1 per game. The Warriors have an overall mark of 44-14. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 115.8 points per contest and giving up 107.7, which is a point differential of 8.1.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 31-25-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 28-27-1 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 26-31-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 30-28-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
02/14/18 G Patrick McCaw Wrist is out indefinitely
01/19/18 F Jordan Bell Ankle is out indefinitely
Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 18 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Lou Williams averages 23.2 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.3 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Klay Thompson has scored 20 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per game this season for the Warriors. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kevin Durant averages 26 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.8 rebounds per game and 5.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 108 points per contest this year, which is 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.91 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 43.8 boards per contest and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 14.8 per game. The Clippers allow 107.1 points per contest which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 23.8 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 1st in the NBA with 115.8 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 8.1. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.3 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 30.5. The Warriors are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 15.9. The Warriors give up 107.7 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 22.9 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 42.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Los Angeles is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Golden State is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Warriors are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 115.2 is ranked 22nd. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +11.5
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