Los Angeles Clippers at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 12/15/2017
Friday, December 15, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Friday, December 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 9 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 11-15. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 105.0 points per contest while giving up 106.7 per game. The Wizards have an overall mark of 15-13. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.6 points per contest and giving up 103.4, which is a point differential of 2.2.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 12-14-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 12-13-1 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 14-14-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 9-19-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
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 Washington Wizards Injuries
12/13/17 C Ian Mahinmi Knee is "?" Friday vs LA Clippers
12/13/17 F Markieff Morris Hip is "?" Friday vs LA Clippers
DeAndre Jordan comes into this contest averaging 10.9 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 14.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 67% while his free throw percentage is currently at 59%. Lou Williams averages 20 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Bradley Beal averages 23.8 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Otto Porter averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 105 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.77 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.8 per game. The Clippers allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 14th in the league with 105.6 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.29. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 42.8 boards per game, and 19th in assists per contest with 22.1. The Wizards are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Wizards surrender 103.4 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.6 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 44 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Clippers are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 8th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 17th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Washington is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league. The Wizards are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -9
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