Monday, December 12, 2016
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The Portland Blazers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, December 12, 2016. The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 12-13. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 109.2 points per game while giving up 111.7 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 17-7. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 109.3 points per game and surrendering 100.0, good for a point differential of 9.2.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 27.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 22.6 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Chris Paul averages 17.8 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 9.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. 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%.
Portland averages 109.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Blazers allow 111.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 109.3 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 7th with 12.8 per game. The Clippers allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Clippers force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 109.9 and a defensive rating of 112.4. In terms of pace they average 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 112.4 and they have a defensive rating of 102.9. They get 96.4 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 32% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 11.7 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%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 9-16-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 17-8-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 13-11-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 15-9-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
12/11/16 F Al-Farouq Aminu Hip "?" Monday vs. LA Clippers
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/11/16 PG Austin Rivers Concussion injured last game, doubtful Monday vs. Portland
12/11/16 F Blake Griffin Knee missed last game, probable Monday vs. Portland
12/11/16 PG Raymond Felton Personal missed last game, probable Monday vs. Portland
10/25/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -10
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