Thursday, February 18, 2016
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.5.
The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 45-8 and a road record of 17-8. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 13.3 as they are averaging 105 points per game while giving up 91.8 per contest. San Antonio is 8-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 25-4. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Clippers have an overall record of 35-18 and a home record of 17-8. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per game and surrendering 100.8, good for a point differential of 3.9. Los Angeles has a division record of 5-4 and a conference record of 17-12. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Chris Paul averages 19.3 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 3.8 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 88%. J.J. Redick averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
San Antonio averages 105 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 13.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 51.1 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.4 per game. The Spurs allow 91.8 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 3rd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.7 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 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 36% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 3rd with 12.9 per game. The Clippers allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Clippers force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Spurs average 103.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 10.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8 per contest. The Spurs have an offensive rating of 111.4 and a defensive rating of 97.3. In terms of pace they average 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Clippers score 105.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 110.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.7 points per game. The Clippers rating on offense is 108 and they have a defensive rating of 104. They get 96 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 33-19-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 25-27-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 25-24-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 23-27-3 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
02/17/16 C Matt Bonner Calf "?" Thursday vs. LA Clippers
02/17/16 PG Tony Parker Ankle "?" Thursday vs. LA Clippers
02/04/16 G Manu Ginobili Groin expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
02/07/16 G Austin Rivers Hand out indefinitely
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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