Washington Wizards at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
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The Washington Wizards travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 14-11. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 106.2 points per game while giving up 103.6 per contest. The Clippers have an overall mark of 8-15. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per contest and giving up 107.7, which is a point differential of -2.7.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 14-11-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 8-17-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 9-14-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 11-11-1 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/25/17 PG John Wall Knee is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/28/17 F Blake Griffin MCL is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
10/22/17 PG Milos Teodosic Ankle is out indefinitely
Otto Porter comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Bradley Beal averages 23.8 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Lou Williams averages 19 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. DeAndre Jordan averages 10.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.2 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 106.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.56 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.9 per game. The Wizards allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 21.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 15th in the league with 105 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.74. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 20.4. The Clippers are 12th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Clippers surrender 107.7 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season.
The Wizards are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 106.4, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 21st. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Washington is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Clippers are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles +3.5
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