Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers Game 3 Betting Tips 4/18/2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019
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The Golden State Warriors head to Staples Center on Thursday where they'll take on Patrick Beverley and the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 3 of their series. The Clippers shocked everyone by overcoming a 31-point deficit to win Game 2 by a score of 135-131 to tie the series at 1-1. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 7.5 point favorites.
The Warriors (57-25, 1st in the Pacific Division) cover 43.4% of the time, going 36-47-1 against the spread this year. The Clippers (48-34, 2nd in the Pacific Division) have an ATS record of 46-37-1, so they cover the spread 55.4%. As a favorite Golden State covers the spread 42.1% of the time, while Los Angeles has covered 65.9% as an underdog this season.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 36-47-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 39-45-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 46-37-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 46-37-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
04/16/19 C DeMarcus Cousins Quad is out for season
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 27.3 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 92%. Klay Thompson averages 21.5 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Patrick Beverley averages 7.6 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Danilo Gallinari averages 19.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 117.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 29.4 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.3 per game. The Warriors allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 5th in the league with 115.1 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.9. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 24.0. The Clippers are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Clippers surrender 114.3 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game.
The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 115.9 is ranked 12th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Golden State is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Clippers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 20th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +7.5
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