Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 1/18/2019
Friday, January 18, 2019
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, January 18, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 6 point favorites.
The Warriors have a record of 30-14. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 6.3 as they average 118.6 points per game while giving up 112.3 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 24-19 this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They average 115.2 points per game and surrender 114.7, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 19-25-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 24-20-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 24-19-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 24-18-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/11/19 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely - expected to return Jan. 18th
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/29/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is out indefinitely
Kevin Durant comes into this contest averaging 28.2 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 91%. Stephen Curry averages 29.8 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Tobias Harris averages 20.7 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Danilo Gallinari averages 19.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 118.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 46.5 rebounds per game and 28.8 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 13.9 per game. The Warriors allow 112.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 5th in the league with 115.2 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.6. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 23.0. The Clippers are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Clippers surrender 114.7 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game.
The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110.9, and their offensive rating of 117.2 is ranked 16th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Golden State is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league. The Clippers are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.2, and their defensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -6
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