Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Washington Wizards travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 5 point favorites.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 45-28. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 109.2 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 44-31. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.9 points per game and surrendering 104.5, good for a point differential of 3.4.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 38-34-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 45-27-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 36-39-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 39-34-2 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
03/27/17 G Bojan Bogdanovic Back is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/26/17 G J.J. Redick Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Washington
Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. John Wall averages 23 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.8 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
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Blake Griffin averages 21.1 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. DeAndre Jordan averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.5 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 71% and his free throw percentage is 49%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 109.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.38 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.1 per game. The Wizards allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 107.9 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 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 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 24th with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 104.5 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 12th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Clippers force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 111 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 111.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 96 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 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -5
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