Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 12/18/2017
Monday, December 18, 2017
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, December 18, 2017.
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The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 11-17. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 103.8 points per contest while giving up 105.9 per game. The Spurs have an overall record of 20-10. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.2 points per game and surrendering 98.4, good for a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 14-14-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 12-15-1 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 14-15-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 12-18-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/16/17 PG Austin Rivers Concussion is "?" Monday vs San Antonio
12/12/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
11/28/17 F Blake Griffin MCL is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/16/17 G Danny Green Groin is "?" Monday vs LA Clippers
12/04/17 G Kyle Anderson Knee is out indefinitely
DeAndre Jordan comes into this game averaging 11 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 14.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is 54%. Lou Williams averages 19.9 points per contest in 30.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.9 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Pau Gasol has scored 10.3 points per contest while playing 24.6 minutes per game this season for the Spurs. He hauls in 7.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.4 rebounds per game and 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 103.8 points per contest this year, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.14 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 43.6 boards per contest and 20.3 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 15.1 per game. The Clippers allow 105.9 points per contest which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 24 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 25th in the NBA with 101.2 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.87. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.5 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 22.4. The Spurs are 24th in turnovers per contest with 14. The Spurs give up 98.4 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 21 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 41.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Los Angeles is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
San Antonio is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Spurs are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 104.3, and their offensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 27th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio
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