Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 22-11. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 108.7 points per game while giving up 101.6 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 12-21. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 106.6, good for a point differential of -3.8.
DeAndre Jordan comes into this contest averaging 11.5 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 12.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 66% while his free throw percentage is currently at 54%. Chris Paul averages 17.6 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.6 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Anthony Davis averages 29.6 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 11.7 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jrue Holiday averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Los Angeles averages 108.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 13th 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.
New Orleans averages 102.8 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 7th with 12.9 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 112.2 and a defensive rating of 104.9. 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 12.1 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 Pelicans rating on offense is 103.3 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. They get 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 16-17-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 21-12-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 14-18-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 17-16-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/27/16 PG Chris Paul Hamstring expected to miss Wednesday vs. New Orleans
12/26/16 G J.J. Redick Hamstring "?" Wednesday vs New Orleans
12/19/16 F Blake Griffin Knee expected to miss 3-6 weeks
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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