Monday, December 28, 2015
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Monday, December 28, 2015. The opening line for this game has Washington as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.5.
The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 18-13 and a road record of 8-7. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 100.7 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 14-14 and a home record of 7-7. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 104.6, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 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 15.5 points per game in 27.1 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 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
John Wall averages 19.5 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 9.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Otto Porter averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Los Angeles averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 13.5 per game. The Clippers allow 100.7 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.
Washington averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 23rd with 15.5 per game. The Wizards allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Wizards force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 11-16-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 14-15-2 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 15-13-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 18-10-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/27/15 G Austin Rivers Ankle "?" Monday vs. Washington
12/26/15 F Blake Griffin Quad out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/27/15 F Drew Gooden Calf "?" Monday vs. LA Clippers
12/27/15 F Nene Calf "?" Monday vs. LA Clippers
12/23/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
12/12/15 G Bradley Beal Leg expected to miss 2-4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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