Thursday, December 31, 2015
Smoothie King Center
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday, December 31, 2015. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 1.5 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 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 Pelicans have an overall record of 10-21 and a home record of 7-6. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 107, good for a point differential of -4.9.
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%.
Anthony Davis averages 23.5 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Ryan Anderson averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
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 4th 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 10th and 10th 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 6th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.1 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 7th with 14 per game. The Pelicans allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th 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
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 12-19-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 13-17-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/26/15 F Blake Griffin Quad out 2 weeks
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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