Friday, February 24, 2017
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, February 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 43-13. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.4 as they are averaging 106.7 points per game while giving up 98.4 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 35-21. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.9 points per game and surrendering 104.1, good for a point differential of 3.8.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this game averaging 25.9 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Spurs. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.5 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
DeAndre Jordan averages 12 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 13.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage currently is at 50%. Blake Griffin averages 21.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
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San Antonio averages 106.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.36 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.2 per game. The Spurs allow 98.4 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 4th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 107.9 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 23rd with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Clippers force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 112.3 and a defensive rating of 103.5. In terms of pace they average 94.6 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 27% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 111.6 and they have a defensive rating of 107.7. They get 96.3 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 33% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 32-24-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 31-24-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 29-27-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 30-25-1 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/19/17 C Pau Gasol Hand out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
02/22/17 PG Chris Paul Thumb is upgraded to "?" Thursday vs. Golden State
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -3.5
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