Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 3 point favorites.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 32-23. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 104.1 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 34-21. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 108.1 points per game and surrendering 104.5, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Paul Millsap comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.5 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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DeAndre Jordan averages 12.1 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 13.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage currently is at 50%. Blake Griffin averages 22 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Atlanta averages 104.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 44 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.3 per game. The Hawks allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 108.1 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 23rd with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Clippers force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 105.8 and a defensive rating of 106. In terms of pace they average 97.1 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 31% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 111.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.1. 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 33% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 28-27-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 24-30-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 28-27-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 30-24-1 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
02/14/17 F Thabo Sefolosha Groin "?" Wednesday vs. LA Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
01/18/17 PG Chris Paul Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -3
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