Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.
The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 42-23 and a road record of 20-11. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 104.6 points per game while giving up 100.6 per contest. Los Angeles is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 22-15. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Spurs have an overall record of 56-10 and a home record of 32-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.6 points per game and surrendering 92.3, good for a point differential of 12.2. San Antonio has a division record of 10-2 and a conference record of 34-5. In their last 10 games they are 9-1.
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. J.J. Redick averages 16.8 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 21 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Los Angeles averages 104.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 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 51.4 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13 per game. The Clippers allow 100.6 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 4th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
San Antonio averages 104.6 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 25 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 5th with 13.2 per game. The Spurs allow 92.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 47.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th 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 2.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -9.7 per contest. The Clippers have an offensive rating of 107.8 and a defensive rating of 103.6. In terms of pace they average 96.3 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 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Spurs score 105.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 106 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 13.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.4 points per game. The Spurs rating on offense is 110.7 and they have a defensive rating of 97.8. They get 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 23% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 31-30-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 26-36-3 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 38-27-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 29-36-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/14/16 F Branden Dawson Legal problems out indefinitely
03/14/16 F Paul Pierce Toe "?" Tuesday vs. San Antonio
02/07/16 G Austin Rivers Hand out indefinitely
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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