Friday, December 16, 2016
American Airlines Arena
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Friday, December 16, 2016. The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 19-7. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.8 as they are averaging 109.9 points per game while giving up 101.1 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 9-17. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 97.3 points per game and surrendering 100.1, good for a point differential of -2.8.
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Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 21 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Chris Paul averages 17.8 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.6 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Hassan Whiteside averages 17.6 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 14.7 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 54%. Goran Dragic averages 18.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Los Angeles averages 109.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 12.7 per game. The Clippers allow 101.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Miami averages 97.3 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 54.6 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 10th with 13.1 per game. The Heat allow 100.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Heat force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 113.3 and a defensive rating of 104.2. In terms of pace they average 96.3 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 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Heat rating on offense is 103.3 and they have a defensive rating of 106.2. They get 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 13-13-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 17-9-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 13-13-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/15/16 F Luc Mbah a Moute Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Miami
10/25/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
Miami Heat Injuries
11/30/16 G Dion Waiters Groin expected to miss 2-4 weeks
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Miami +7
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