Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors Predictions, NBA Picks Tonight 3/10/2020
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -8.5
Chase Center is the site where Eric Paschall and the Golden State Warriors (15-49, 5th in the Pacific Division) will take on the Los Angeles Clippers (43-20, 2nd in the Pacific Division) on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have Los Angeles as 8.5 point favorites. The total opens at 228.
The Clippers are covering the spread 54.0% of the time, having gone 34-29-0 ATS. Golden State is covering 48.4% of the time, going 31-33-0 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/19/19 SG Klay Thompson Knee is out for season
03/08/20 PG Stephen Curry Illness is questionable Tuesday vs LA Clippers
03/08/20 PF Draymond Green Knee is questionable Tuesday vs LA Clippers
03/07/20 C Kevon Looney Hip is out indefinitely
03/02/20 PF Alen Smailagic Quad is out indefinitely
02/27/20 PG Ky Bowman Ankle is out indefinitely
Lou Williams comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Kawhi Leonard averages 26.9 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.0 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Eric Paschall averages 14.0 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Andrew Wiggins averages 21.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 116.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 48.0 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.8 per game. The Clippers allow 109.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 27th in the league with 106.3 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -8.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 43.0 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 25.6. The Warriors are 11th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Warriors surrender 114.8 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 26.1 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 46.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game.
The Clippers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.2, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Los Angeles is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league.
Golden State is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league. The Warriors are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.1, and their defensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 30th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State +8.5
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