Friday, December 2, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, December 2, 2016. The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 14-5. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.6 as they are averaging 108.6 points per game while giving up 98.9 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 7-12. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of -2.1.
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Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Chris Paul averages 17.9 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.8 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Tim Frazier averages 11.3 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 7.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Anthony Davis averages 32.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.3 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Los Angeles averages 108.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 12.7 per game. The Clippers allow 98.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.8 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 12th with 13.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th 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 55.9 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Pelicans force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 111.3 and a defensive rating of 101.4. In terms of pace they average 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. 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 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 102.9 and they have a defensive rating of 105. They get 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 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 10-9-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 12-7-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-9-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 10-9-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/01/16 F Blake Griffin Calf probable Thursday vs. Cleveland
10/25/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/29/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee is upgraded to probable Friday vs LA Clippers
11/25/16 F Dante Cunningham Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans +5.5
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