Saturday, November 5, 2016
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, November 5, 2016. The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 3-1. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 100.3 points per game while giving up 91.0 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 4-1. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per game and surrendering 95.6, good for a point differential of 9.6.
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Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Blake Griffin averages 20 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 28.4 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 96%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 18.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Los Angeles averages 100.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 57.2 rebounds per game and 18 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14 per game. The Clippers allow 91 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 17.2 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 18.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
San Antonio averages 105.2 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 2nd with 11.8 per game. The Spurs allow 95.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Spurs force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 100.5 and a defensive rating of 91.2. In terms of pace they average 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%.
The Spurs rating on offense is 112 and they have a defensive rating of 101.8. They get 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 11.1 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 49%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 3-1-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 4-1-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/04/16 F Paul Pierce Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Memphis
11/03/16 PG Chris Paul Nose probable Friday vs. Memphis
10/25/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/03/16 PG Tony Parker Knee expected to miss Friday vs. Utah
10/21/16 G Danny Green Quad expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio
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