Sunday, December 18, 2016
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Sunday, December 18, 2016. The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 20-7. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.6 as they are averaging 109.6 points per game while giving up 101.0 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 11-14. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per game and surrendering 106.3, good for a point differential of -1.5.
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Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 21 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Chris Paul averages 17.8 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.4 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Bradley Beal averages 22 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. John Wall averages 24.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 9.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Los Angeles averages 109.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 12.6 per game. The Clippers allow 101 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Washington averages 104.8 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 50 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 19th with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Wizards force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 112.9 and a defensive rating of 104.1. 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 11.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 107.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.8. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 12.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 13-14-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 17-10-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 11-14-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 17-8-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/17/16 F Luc Mbah a Moute Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Washington
10/25/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/17/16 F Jason Smith Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. LA Clippers
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Washington +4.5
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