Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors Expert Game 5 Picks 4/24/2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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The Los Angeles Clippers go to Oracle Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors lead the series 3-1 after winning Game 4 by a score of 113-105 on Sunday. Kevin Durant finished with 33 points, 7 rebounds, and six assists. Golden State opens as 14.5-point favorites. The over/under is 234.5. The Clippers (48-34, 2nd in the Pacific Division) are covering 55% of the time, going 47-38-1 on the season. The Warriors (57-25, 1st in the Pacific Division) have an ATS mark of 37-48-1, so they are covering 44% of the time. As the favorite, Golden State is covering the spread 42% of the time, while Los Angeles has covered the spread 44% as an underdog on the season.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 47-38-1 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Clippers are 47-38-1 against the over/under this year
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 37-48-1 against the spread this season
The Golden State Warriors are 40-46-0 against the over/under this year
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Montrezl Harrell comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 26.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is 64%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 10.8 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Draymond Green scores 7.4 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.3 rebounds per contest and has 6.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Kevin Durant averages 26.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 115.1 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 45.5 boards per contest and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 14.5 per game. The Clippers allow 114.3 points per contest, which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 2nd in the NBA with 117.7 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 6.46. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.2 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 29.4. The Warriors are 10th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Warriors give up 111.2 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 24.3 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 44.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Los Angeles is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Golden State is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 28th in the league. The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.9, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +14.5
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