Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 19-13 and a road record of 9-7. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 102.5 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 17-13 and a home record of 13-5. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102 points per game and surrendering 98.9, good for a point differential of 3.1.
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. J.J. Redick averages 15.2 points per game in 27 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 1.6 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kemba Walker averages 18.5 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Nicolas Batum averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Los Angeles averages 102.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.6 per game. The Clippers allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 20.3 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.
Charlotte averages 102 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 1st with 13.1 per game. The Hornets allow 98.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 12-16-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 14-16-2 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 15-14-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 14-15-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/26/15 F Blake Griffin Quad out 2 weeks
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/29/15 PG Jeremy Lin Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. LA Clippers
12/29/15 F Nicolas Batum Toe "?" Wednesday vs. LA Clippers
12/28/15 F Spencer Hawes Back "?" Wednesday vs. LA Clippers
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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