Friday, December 18, 2015
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Los Angeles Clippers travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, December 18, 2015. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.
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 Spurs have an overall record of 22-5 and a home record of 14-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 88.2, good for a point differential of 13.4.
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%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 15.7 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 21 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Los Angeles averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th 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 17th 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 29th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
San Antonio averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 7th with 14.3 per game. The Spurs allow 88.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 46 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th 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
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 18-9-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 11-16-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks