Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 4/11/2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has the Clippers as 4 point favorites.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 34-46. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 108.1 points per game while giving up 109.8 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 42-39. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 109.1 points per game and surrendering 108.9, good for a point differential of 0.2.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 41-39-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 42-37-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 42-39-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 43-37-1 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
04/09/18 G Lonzo Ball Knee is doubtful Tuesday vs Houston
04/08/18 F Kyle Kuzma Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Houston
04/02/18 F Brandon Ingram Concussion is out indefinitely
03/28/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out for season
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
04/10/18 G Austin Rivers Elbow is questionable Wednesday vs LA Lakers
04/10/18 G Lou Williams Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs LA Lakers
04/04/18 F Danilo Gallinari Hand is out indefinitely
03/30/18 G Milos Teodosic Foot is out indefinitely
02/23/18 G Avery Bradley Groin is out for season
Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 27 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope averages 13.7 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
DeAndre Jordan averages 12.1 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 15.3 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage currently is at 59%. Tobias Harris averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 108.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 15.8 per game. The Lakers allow 109.8 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 10th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 9th in the league with 109.1 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.22. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 22.3. The Clippers are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Clippers surrender 108.9 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14 per game this season.
The Lakers are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Los Angeles is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league.
Los Angeles is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 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 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Lakers +4
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