Sunday, December 25, 2016
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, December 25, 2016. The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 22-9. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 109.1 points per game while giving up 101.2 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 11-22. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 110.8, good for a point differential of -6.5.
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. DeAndre Jordan averages 11.6 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 13 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 66% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%.
Julius Randle averages 12.8 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Los Angeles averages 109.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13 per game. The Clippers allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.3 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 28th with 16.1 per game. The Lakers allow 110.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 25.9 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 112.7 and a defensive rating of 104.6. In terms of pace they average 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Lakers rating on offense is 105.7 and they have a defensive rating of 112.3. They get 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 14.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 15-16-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 20-11-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 14-18-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 19-13-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/23/16 PG Chris Paul Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. LA Lakers
12/19/16 F Blake Griffin Knee expected to miss 3-6 weeks
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/24/16 PG Jose Calderon Hamstring is upgraded to "?" Sunday vs. LA Clippers
12/24/16 F Julius Randle Personal is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. LA Clippers
12/23/16 C Tarik Black Ankle doubtful Sunday vs. LA Clippers
12/20/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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