Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.
The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 42-23 and a road record of 20-11. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 104.6 points per game while giving up 100.6 per contest. Los Angeles is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 22-15. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Rockets have an overall record of 34-33 and a home record of 18-14. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 106.1 points per game and surrendering 106.6, good for a point differential of -0.5. Houston has a division record of 8-7 and a conference record of 23-19. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. J.J. Redick averages 16.8 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
James Harden averages 28.6 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 7.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.1 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 51%.
Los Angeles averages 104.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13 per game. The Clippers allow 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Houston averages 106.1 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 16.1 per game. The Rockets allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Rockets force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Clippers average 104.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 99.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -9.7 per contest. The Clippers have an offensive rating of 107.8 and a defensive rating of 103.6. In terms of pace they average 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Rockets score 104.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 113.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 12.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.9 points per game. The Rockets rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.1. They get 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 14.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 31-30-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 26-36-3 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 30-37-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 39-26-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/15/16 F Paul Pierce Toe is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. San Antonio
03/14/16 F Branden Dawson Legal problems out indefinitely
02/07/16 G Austin Rivers Hand out indefinitely
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
03/15/16 F Terrence Jones Respiratory "?" Wednesday vs. LA Clippers
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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