Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers Predictions, Free NBA Picks 3/8/2020
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -2
Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers (48-13, 1st in the Pacific Division) are headed to Staples Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Clippers (43-19, 2nd in the Pacific Division). Los Angeles opens this game as 2 point dogs. The total opens at 225.5.
The Lakers cover 56.7% of the time, having gone 34-26-1 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 54.8% of the time, going 34-28-0 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kyle Kuzma averages 12.5 points per game in 24.7 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 26.6 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 26.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Lou Williams averages 18.8 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 107.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league. Los Angeles averages 114.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 26.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrender 109.7 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game. Los Angeles is 4th in the league with 116.2 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 48.0 boards per game and 17th in assists per contest with 24.0. The Clippers are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Lakers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 3rd. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 5th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Clippers are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 5th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +2
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