Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 7/30/2020
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Location: The Arena in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Clippers -1.5
Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers (49-14, 1st in the Pacific Division) host the Los Angeles Clippers (44-20, 2nd in the Pacific Division) at The Arena. The Lakers open this matchup as 1.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 220.5.
The Clippers are covering the spread 54.7% of the time, having gone 35-29-0 ATS. The Lakers cover the spread 56.5% of the time, going 35-27-1 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
07/04/20 PG Landry Shamet COVID-19 is doubtful Thursday vs LA Lakers
07/02/20 SG Lou Williams Personal is probable Thursday vs LA Lakers
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
07/12/20 PG Rajon Rondo Thumb is OUT 6-8 weeks
07/12/20 C Dwight Howard Personal is upgraded to probable Thursday vs LA Clippers
06/28/20 SG Avery Bradley Personal is out for season
Paul George comes into this game averaging 21.0 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Kawhi Leonard averages 26.9 points per contest in 32.2 minutes per game. He averages 5.0 assists per game and 7.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Anthony Davis scores 26.7 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. LeBron James averages 25.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.9 rebounds per game and has 10.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clips average 116.2 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 48.0 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.8 per game. The Clippers allow 109.7 points per contest, which is 13th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 23.6 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers are 7th in the NBA with 114.3 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 7.41. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.1 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 25.9. The Lakers are 9th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Lakers give up 106.9 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 42.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Lakers are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.6, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.8 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 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 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 28th in the league.
Los Angeles is 13th 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 51%, which is 26th in the league. The Lakers are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 5th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +1.5
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