Saturday, April 8, 2017
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 2 point favorites.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 48-31. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 108.5 points per game while giving up 104.8 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 60-18. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per game and surrendering 98.2, good for a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 37-41-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 42-35-2 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 41-37-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 40-36-2 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/30/17 PG Austin Rivers Hamstring out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
04/06/17 G Danny Green Quad is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Dallas
04/06/17 F Kawhi Leonard Rest expected to miss Friday vs. Dallas
04/06/17 F LaMarcus Aldridge Rest expected to miss Friday vs. Dallas
04/06/17 G Manu Ginobili Quad is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Dallas
04/06/17 C Pau Gasol Rest expected to miss Friday vs. Dallas
03/19/17 PG Dejounte Murray Groin out indefinitely
Blake Griffin comes into this game averaging 21.8 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Clippers. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. DeAndre Jordan averages 12.6 points per game in 31.7 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 71% for the year while his free throw percentage is 49%.
Pau Gasol averages 12.4 points per game while playing 25.6 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Kawhi Leonard averages 25.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 108.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.2 per game. The Clippers allow 104.8 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 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 105.8 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 20th with 13.5 per game. The Spurs allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 112.4 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. 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 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Spurs rating on offense is 111.4 and they have a defensive rating of 103.4. They get 94.3 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 28% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +2
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