Saturday, December 10, 2016
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 7-16. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 101.7 points per game while giving up 105.1 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 16-7. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 108.3 points per game and surrendering 99.8, good for a point differential of 8.4.
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Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 31.4 points per game while playing 38.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 11.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Tim Frazier averages 10.3 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Chris Paul averages 17.7 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Blake Griffin averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 9 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
New Orleans averages 101.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 52.5 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 9th with 13.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 108.3 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 8th with 12.9 per game. The Clippers allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Clippers force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 101.6 and a defensive rating of 105.1. In terms of pace they average 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 111.4 and they have a defensive rating of 102.8. They get 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 11.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-13-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 12-11-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 12-11-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 14-9-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/09/16 G E'Twaun Moore Toe "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
12/09/16 PG Jrue Holiday Toe "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
12/09/16 G Langston Galloway Head probable Saturday vs. LA Clippers
12/09/16 G Tyreke Evans Calf out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Dante Cunningham Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/09/16 PG Raymond Felton Personal doubtful Saturday vs. New Orleans
10/25/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -7
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