Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors Game 2 Expert Picks 4/13/2019
Monday, April 15, 2019
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Monday in Game 2 of their 1st round series. The Warriors lead the series 1-0 after winning 121-104 in Game 1. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 14.5 point favorites.
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The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 48-34. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 0.9 as they average 115.1 points per contest while giving up 114.3 per game. The Warriors have an overall mark of 57-25. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 117.7 points per contest and give up 111.2, which is a point differential of 6.5.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 45-36-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 45-36-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 35-46-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 38-44-0 against the over/under
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
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 10.8 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Draymond Green averages 7.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 6.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Kevin Durant averages 26.0 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 114.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league. Los Angeles averages 115.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 24.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 13th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors surrender 111.2 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 44.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. Golden State is 2nd in the league with 117.7 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 46.2 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 29.4. The Warriors are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
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?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles +14.5
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