Sunday, February 26, 2017
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The Charlotte Hornets head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 7 point favorites.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 24-33. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 35-23. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.8 points per game and surrendering 104.5, good for a point differential of 3.4.
Nicolas Batum comes into this game averaging 14.9 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Hornets. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kemba Walker averages 22.7 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Blake Griffin averages 21.8 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. DeAndre Jordan averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.6 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Charlotte averages 104.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.14 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.1 per game. The Hornets allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 107.8 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.36 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 43.4 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 23rd with 13.2 per game. The Clippers allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Clippers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 107.2 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 111.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.9. 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 33% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 23-32-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 28-29-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 30-28-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 31-26-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/25/17 F Cody Zeller Quad is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Sacramento
02/22/17 C Miles Plumlee Calf out indefinitely
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
02/25/17 C Diamond Stone Knee "?" Sunday vs. Charlotte
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte +7
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