Los Angeles Clippers at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 5-8. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 107.2 points per game while giving up 106.0 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 5-8. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.7 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of -2.0.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 5-8-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 5-7-1 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 5-7-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/14/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is OUT Friday vs. Cleveland
11/09/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
10/22/17 PG Milos Teodosic Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/16/17 G Treveon Graham Thigh is "?" Friday vs. Chicago
Blake Griffin comes into this game averaging 23.1 points per contest while playing 35.2 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 43% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Lou Williams averages 17.5 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Jeremy Lamb has scored 16.4 points per contest while playing 29.6 minutes per game this season for the Hornets. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Kemba Walker averages 21.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.5 rebounds per game and 6.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 107.2 points per contest this year, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.23 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 44.9 boards per contest and 19 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 15 per game. The Clippers allow 106 points per contest which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 23.5 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 20th in the NBA with 103.7 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 47.5 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 19.6. The Hornets are 30th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Hornets give up 105.7 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 45.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Los Angeles is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 12th in the league.
Charlotte is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Hornets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 106.3, and their offensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 17th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 21st. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +3.5
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