Sunday, April 3, 2016
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The Washington Wizards travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, April 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 37-39 and a road record of 18-20. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1 as they are averaging 103.5 points per game while giving up 104.5 per contest. Washington is 42588 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 26-21. They are 42525 in their last 10 games. The Clippers have an overall record of 47-28 and a home record of 25-12. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.6 points per game and surrendering 100.8, good for a point differential of 3.8. Los Angeles has a division record of 42557 and a conference record of 26-20. In their last 10 games they are 42495.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Bradley Beal averages 17.6 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Chris Paul averages 19.8 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 9.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. J.J. Redick averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Washington averages 103.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.5 per game. The Wizards allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.6 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 3rd with 13 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 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Clippers force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Wizards average 101.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.3 per contest. The Wizards have an offensive rating of 104.8 and a defensive rating of 105.8. In terms of pace they average 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Clippers score 104.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 110 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 14 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6 points per game. The Clippers rating on offense is 108.3 and they have a defensive rating of 104.4. They get 95.9 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 33% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.1 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%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 38-38-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 39-35-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 36-35-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 30-42-3 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
04/02/16 G Alan Anderson Groin doubtful Sunday vs. LA Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
04/02/16 F Blake Griffin Suspension Served probable Sunday vs Washington
04/02/16 F Paul Pierce Ankle expected to miss Sunday vs. Washington
03/14/16 F Branden Dawson Legal problems out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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