Thursday, December 22, 2016
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, December 22, 2016. The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 23-5. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 104.0 points per game while giving up 97.9 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 21-8. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 109.9 points per game and surrendering 101.6, good for a point differential of 8.3.
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Lamarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kawhi Leonard averages 23.9 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Chris Paul averages 17.6 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 9.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. DeAndre Jordan averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 13 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
San Antonio averages 104 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.4 per game. The Spurs allow 97.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 109.9 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 7th with 12.7 per game. The Clippers allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th 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 statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Clippers force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 110.6 and a defensive rating of 104.1. In terms of pace they average 94 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 27% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.8 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 Clippers rating on offense is 113.3 and they have a defensive rating of 104.7. They get 96.3 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 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 16-12-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 15-13-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 14-15-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 19-10-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Blake Griffin Knee expected to miss 3-6 weeks
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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