Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks and Tips 4/4/2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019
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The Golden State Warriors head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, April 4, 2019. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 13 point favorites.
The Warriors have a record of 53-24. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 6.3 as they average 117.7 points per game while giving up 111.4 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 35-43 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 112.0 points per game and surrender 113.7, good for a point differential of -1.7.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 33-43-1 against the spread this season
The Golden State Warriors are 36-41-0 against the over/under this year
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 31-45-2 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Lakers are 31-47-0 against the over/under this year
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
04/02/19 F Kyle Kuzma Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Golden State
04/02/19 C Tyson Chandler Flu is questionable Thursday vs Golden State
03/30/19 SF LeBron James Groin is out for season
03/28/19 G Josh Hart Knee is out for season
03/09/19 SF Brandon Ingram Shoulder is out for season
01/20/19 PG Lonzo Ball Ankle is out for season
Klay Thompson comes into this game averaging 22.0 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Stephen Curry averages 27.7 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game. He averages 5.3 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Kyle Kuzma scores 18.7 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Javale McGee averages 11.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 22.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.5 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 117.7 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 46.1 boards per contest and 29.4 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 14.3 per game. The Warriors allow 111.4 points per contest, which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 24.2 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 16th in the NBA with 112.0 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.65. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.2 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 25.5. The Lakers are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The Lakers give up 113.7 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 25.0 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 47.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Lakers are 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 116 is ranked 15th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 100.8 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 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th 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 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Lakers are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +13
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