Saturday, December 12, 2015
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.5.
The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 13-10 and a road record of 4-5. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 100.8 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 7-15 and a home record of 6-4. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 96.4 points per game and surrendering 102.4, good for a point differential of -6.
Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 24 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Chris Paul averages 16.6 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.4 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Brook Lopez averages 19.6 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jarrett Jack averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 6.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Los Angeles averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.7 per game. The Clippers allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.7 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 96.4 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 20th with 15.6 per game. The Nets allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Nets force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 8-13-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 11-10-2 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 13-9-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 9-12-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
10/28/15 F Willie Reed Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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