Friday, December 25, 2015
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The Los Angeles Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, December 25, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Clippers as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.5.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 16-13 and a road record of 6-7. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 101.2 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 5-24 and a home record of 2-8. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 96.7 points per game and surrendering 107.6, good for a point differential of -11.
Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 23.6 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Chris Paul averages 17.5 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 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%.
Kobe Bryant averages 17.4 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
The Clippers average 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 13.4 per game. The Clippers allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.9 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
The Lakers average 96.7 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -11 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 52 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 11th with 14.3 per game. The Lakers allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.9 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Lakers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 10-15-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 13-14-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 10-19-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 13-16-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/24/15 G Austin Rivers Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. LA Lakers
12/24/15 F Blake Griffin Knee probable Friday vs. LA Lakers
12/21/15 F Paul Pierce Back "?" Friday vs. LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/23/15 F Julius Randle Ankle "?" Friday vs. LA Clippers
12/23/15 F Nick Young Illness "?" Friday vs. LA Clippers
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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