Charlotte Hornets at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Parlay 12/31/2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
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The Charlotte Hornets head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 5 point favorites.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 13-22. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.8 as they are averaging 104.4 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 15-19. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per game and surrendering 106.0, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 14-18-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 15-19-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 18-16-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 17-16-1 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/07/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/30/17 PG Austin Rivers Achilles injured last game, is doubtful Sunday vs Charlotte
12/12/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
Kemba Walker averages 21.4 points per contest in 34.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.8 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%. Dwight Howard comes into this game averaging 15.9 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 12.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Lou Williams averages 20.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.7 rebounds per game and 4.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 89%. DeAndre Jordan has scored 11.1 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per game this season for the Clippers. He hauls in 15.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is at 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 106.2 points per contest which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 23.4 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Charlotte averages 104.4 points per contest this year, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.77 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 29th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 46.7 boards per contest and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers give up 106 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 23.8 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 43.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year. Los Angeles is 14th in the NBA with 105.5 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.47. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 21st in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.7 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 20.7. The Clippers are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.6.
The Hornets are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Los Angeles is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Clippers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Charlotte +5 and over 213 total points
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