Los Angeles Clippers at Charlotte Hornets Free NBA Picks & Odds 2-11-2017
by Tony Sink - 2/10/2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 32-21. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.3 as they are averaging 108.5 points per game while giving up 105.2 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 24-29. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per game and surrendering 104.5, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 21.9 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. DeAndre Jordan averages 12.3 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 13.7 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 70% for the year while his free throw percentage is 51%.
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Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kemba Walker averages 22.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Los Angeles averages 108.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.34 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Charlotte averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.57 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 28th with 12.1 per game. The Hornets allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 112 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 107.8 and they have a defensive rating of 107.2. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 11.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 26-27-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 30-22-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-29-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 27-26-0 against the over/under
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
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/10/17 F Cody Zeller Quad "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -4
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