Saturday, March 5, 2016
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 33-28 and a road record of 14-16. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. Atlanta is 7-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-17. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Clippers have an overall record of 40-20 and a home record of 21-10. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.9 points per game and surrendering 100.2, good for a point differential of 4.7. Los Angeles has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 21-14. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Paul Millsap averages 17.5 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Chris Paul averages 19.9 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 9.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. J.J. Redick averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Atlanta averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 48.5 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.2 per game. The Hawks allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.9 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 2nd with 13 per game. The Clippers allow 100.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Clippers force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Hawks average 101.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.3 per contest. The Hawks have an offensive rating of 104.7 and a defensive rating of 102.2. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Clippers score 105.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 108.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.7 points per game. The Clippers rating on offense is 108.1 and they have a defensive rating of 103.3. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-30-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 30-31-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 30-26-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 24-33-3 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/17/16 F Tiago Splitter Hip out for season
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/04/16 F Luc Mbah a Moute Stinger "?" Saturday vs. Atlanta
02/07/16 G Austin Rivers Hand out indefinitely
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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