Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Point Spread Picks 3/4/2019
Monday, March 4, 2019
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The Los Angeles Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday at Staples Center. The opening line for this matchup has the Lakers as 5 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 35-29. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 0.2 as they average 113.9 points per contest while giving up 113.7 per game. The Lakers have an overall record of 30-33 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 112.4 points per game and surrender 113.9, good for a point differential of -1.5.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 36-28-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 33-30-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 25-36-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 26-37-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/29/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is out indefinitely
02/02/19 SF Wilson Chandler Quad is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/02/19 G Lance Stephenson Toe is questionable Monday vs LA Clippers
01/20/19 PG Lonzo Ball Ankle is out indefinitely
Lou Williams averages 19.8 points per game in 26.4 minutes per contest. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Montrezl Harrell comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage is at 63%.
LeBron James averages 27.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 8.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Kyle Kuzma averages 18.9 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 113.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. Los Angeles averages 113.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 17th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 113.9 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.8 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 46.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Los Angeles is 12th in the league with 112.4 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -1.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.5 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 25.3. The Lakers are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.8.
The Clippers are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 19th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA.
The Lakers are 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league. The Lakers are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.4 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 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Lakers -5
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