Los Angeles Clippers at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/22/2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 3.5 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 5-11. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 104.9 points per contest while giving up 106.6 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 3-14. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per contest and giving up 107.8, which is a point differential of -5.0.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 6-10-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 6-9-1 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 7-9-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 9-8-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/09/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
10/22/17 PG Milos Teodosic Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/21/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs. LA Clippers
Blake Griffin comes into this game averaging 22.7 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Lou Williams averages 17.1 points per contest in 27.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.6 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Dennis Schroder has scored 19.7 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per game this season for the Hawks. He hauls in 2.8 rebounds per contest and has 7.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Kent Bazemore averages 13.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 28.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.2 rebounds per game and 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 104.9 points per contest this year, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.63 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 44.9 boards per contest and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 15.4 per game. The Clippers allow 106.6 points per contest which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 23.3 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 21st in the NBA with 102.8 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -5. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.2 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 22.9. The Hawks are 8th in turnovers per contest with 16.1. The Hawks give up 107.8 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.2 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 45.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 10th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 20th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Atlanta is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Hawks are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.2, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 12th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -3.5
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