Sunday, March 20, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, March 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.
The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 43-24 and a road record of 21-12. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.9 as they are averaging 104.6 points per game while giving up 100.8 per contest. Los Angeles is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-16. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Pelicans have an overall record of 25-43 and a home record of 17-16. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.2 points per game and surrendering 106.4, good for a point differential of -3.2. New Orleans has a division record of 4-11 and a conference record of 17-29. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. J.J. Redick averages 16.9 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Anthony Davis averages 24.3 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Ryan Anderson averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Los Angeles averages 104.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 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 51 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13 per game. The Clippers allow 100.8 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 5th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
New Orleans averages 103.2 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 5th with 13.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Clippers average 104.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 99.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -9.7 per contest. The Clippers have an offensive rating of 108.1 and a defensive rating of 104.1. In terms of pace they average 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% 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 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Pelicans score 106.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 114 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.3 points per game. The Pelicans rating on offense is 105.8 and they have a defensive rating of 109.1. They get 97 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 28% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 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 32-31-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 27-37-3 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 28-40-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 36-30-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/14/16 F Branden Dawson Legal problems out indefinitely
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/19/16 F Anthony Davis Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. LA Clippers
03/19/16 C Kendrick Perkins Possible Suspension "?" Sunday vs. LA Clippers
03/19/16 PG Norris Cole Back "?" Sunday vs. LA Clippers
03/10/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out for season
03/03/16 C Alexis Ajinca Sternum out indefinitely
02/25/16 G Bryce Dejean-Jones Wrist out for season
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans
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