Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 4/5/2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, April 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has the Clippers as 9 point favorites.
The Lakers head into this matchup with a mark of 35-43. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -1.7 as they average 112.0 points per contest while giving up 113.7 per game. The Clippers have an overall record of 47-32 this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They average 114.9 points per game and surrender 113.7, good for a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 31-45-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 31-47-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 45-33-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 43-35-0 against the over/under
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
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
04/03/19 PG Patrick Beverley Hip is questionable Friday vs LA Lakers
Kyle Kuzma averages 18.7 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Javale McGee comes into this contest averaging 11.8 points per game while playing 22.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Montrezl Harrell averages 16.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Lou Williams averages 20.2 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 113.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.0 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they give up 25.0 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league. Los Angeles averages 112.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 10th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrender 113.7 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd 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 23.8 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game. Los Angeles is 5th in the league with 114.9 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.2. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Clippers are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Lakers are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 12th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 12th in the league 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 23rd in the NBA. The Clippers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 20th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. 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 Lakers/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Clippers -9
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