Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/25/2018
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, December 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 10.5 point favorites.
The Lakers head into this matchup with a mark of 19-14. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 1.5 as they average 112.8 points per contest while giving up 111.3 per game. The Warriors have an overall mark of 23-11. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 116.0 points per contest and give up 111.1, which is a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 13-18-1 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Lakers are 13-19-0 against the over/under this year
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 14-19-0 against the spread this season
The Golden State Warriors are 17-16-0 against the over/under this year
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/23/18 C Tyson Chandler Back is questionable Tuesday vs Golden State
12/23/18 C JaVale McGee Flu is questionable Tuesday vs Golden State
12/16/18 SF Michael Beasley Personal 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
Kyle Kuzma averages 18.1 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 5.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%. LeBron James comes into this game averaging 27.6 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per night. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Kevin Durant averages 29.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes 6.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 93%. Klay Thompson scores 21.5 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 111.3 points per contest which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 23.8 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 112.8 points per contest, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 46.1 boards per contest and 24.3 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors give up 111.1 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.4 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 43.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per contest. Golden State is 3rd in the NBA with 116.0 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.0 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 27.6. The Warriors are 13th in turnovers per contest with 14.4.
The Lakers are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 108.1, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 10th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 102.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Golden State is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league. The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 15th. 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 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles +10.5 and over 231.5 total points
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