Wednesday, April 6, 2016
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The Los Angeles Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in the 2nd of back to back games between the teams. The opening line for this game has the Clippers as 11.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 48-28 and a road record of 22-16. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 100.9 per contest. Los Angeles is 7-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 26-20. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Lakers have an overall record of 16-60 and a home record of 11-28. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 97.7 points per game and surrendering 106.9, good for a point differential of -9.2. Los Angeles has a division record of 2-12 and a conference record of 7-39. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 10 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. J.J. Redick averages 16.5 points per game in 28.3 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 89%.
Kobe Bryant averages 16.9 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
The Clippers average 104.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 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 50.8 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13 per game. The Clippers allow 100.9 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 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
The Lakers average 97.7 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 11th with 13.6 per game. The Lakers allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Lakers force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Clippers average 104.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 110 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.7 per contest. The Clippers have an offensive rating of 108.4 and a defensive rating of 104.5. In terms of pace they average 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Lakers score 97.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 92.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -17.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -6.4 points per game. The Lakers rating on offense is 102 and they have a defensive rating of 111.5. They get 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 46%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 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 36-36-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 31-42-3 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 34-41-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 34-42-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
04/04/16 C DeAndre Jordan Ankle injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
04/04/16 F Paul Pierce Ankle expected to miss Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
04/04/16 F Jeff Green Hand probable Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
04/05/16 F Brandon Bass None out for season
04/05/16 G Louis Williams None out for season
04/04/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Foot expected to miss Tuesday vs. LA Clippers
03/05/16 F Anthony Brown Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take the Clippers
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