Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers Expert NBA Picks 10/22/2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. The opening line for this game has the Clips as 1.5 point favorites.
The Lakers head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 37-45. They were 4th in the Pacific Division. They had a point differential of -1.7 as they averaged 111.8 points per contest while giving up 113.5 per game. The Clippers had an overall record of 48-34 last season. They were 2nd in the Pacific Division. They averaged 115.1 points per game and surrendered 114.3, good for a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers were 35-46-1 against the spread last season
The Los Angeles Lakers were 32-49-1 against the over/under last year
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers were 48-39-1 against the spread last season
The Los Angeles Clippers were 48-39-1 against the over/under last year
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/19/2019 Alex Caruso SG Pelvis Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Talen Horton-Tucker SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Oct 22
10/15/2019 Kyle Kuzma PF Foot Expected to be out until at least Oct 25
8/15/2019 DeMarcus Cousins C Knee Expected to be out until at least May 15
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
10/18/2019 Amir Coffey SG Ankle Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Rodney McGruder SG Ankle Game Time Decision
10/12/2019 Paul George SF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Nov 13
LeBron James comes into this game after averaging 27.4 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 8.5 rebounds per contest and distributed 8.3 assists per game. His FG percentage was 51% while his free throw percentage was 67%. Anthony Davis averaged 25.9 points per contest in 33.0 minutes per game last year. He averaged 3.9 assists per game and 12.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 52% for the season while his free throw percentage was 79%.
Kawhi Leonard scored 26.6 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 7.3 rebounds per contest and had 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 50% and his free throw percentage finished at 85%. Lou Williams averaged 20.0 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 26.6 minutes per game. He also brought in 3.0 rebounds per game and had 5.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage was 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers averaged 111.8 points per contest last year, which was 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -1.7 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a unit, which had them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shot 33%, which was good for 29th in the NBA. They averaged 46.6 boards per contest and 25.6 assists per game, which ranked them 6th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 2nd with 15.7 per game. The Lakers allowed 113.5 points per contest, which was 21st in the NBA. They also surrendered a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 46.9 rebounds a game which ranked 26th, and they allowed 25.0 assists per game which put them in 21st place in the league. They forced 14.2 turnovers per game which ranked them 19th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers were 5th in the NBA with 115.1 points per contest last season. They were 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin was 0.85. They shot 39% from beyond the arc, which was good for 2nd in the league. They were 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.5 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 24.0. The Clippers were 9th in turnovers per contest with 14.5. The Clippers gave up 114.3 points per game, which ranked them 25th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 11th with 24.1 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 45.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers were 7th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest last year.
The Lakers were 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 109.5 was ranked 13th last season. In terms of pace they were 4th in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% was 15th. As a team they were 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Los Angeles was 4th in turnovers, as they turned 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 was 52%, which was 20th in the league.
Los Angeles was 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 23rd in the NBA. The Clippers were 9th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 112.4 was ranked 20th. They were 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% was 12th. As a unit they were 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 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?
Guy's Pick: Take the Lakers +1.5
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