Saturday, January 9, 2016
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, January 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 17-18 and a road record of 4-11. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 100.7 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 23-13 and a home record of 11-6. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.8 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of 3.4.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 16.3 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Chris Paul averages 17.7 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 9.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. J.J. Redick averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.5 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Charlotte averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.8 per game. The Hornets 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 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Los Angeles averages 103.8 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 4th with 13.4 per game. The Clippers allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Clippers force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 16-18-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 17-17-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 16-16-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 17-17-2 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/30/15 C Al Jefferson Knee out indefinitely
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
01/08/16 F Nicolas Batum Toe "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/26/15 F Blake Griffin Quad out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte
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