Saturday, December 19, 2015
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.5.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 16-10 and a road record of 6-5. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 100.5 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 13-14 and a home record of 7-7. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.2 points per game and surrendering 106.3, good for a point differential of -2.1.
Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 23.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Chris Paul averages 16.6 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.9 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
James Harden averages 28.9 points per game while playing 38.4 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Dwight Howard averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.8 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Los Angeles averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th 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 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 13.6 per game. The Clippers allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.8 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 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Houston averages 104.2 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 29th with 16.9 per game. The Rockets allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Rockets force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 9-14-3 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 12-12-2 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 10-17-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 12-13-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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