Los Angeles Clippers at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/19/2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, November 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 7.5 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 10-5. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 4.9 as they average 117.3 points per contest while giving up 112.4 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 3-13. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 106.6 points per contest and give up 117.7, which is a point differential of -11.1.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 9-6-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 9-6-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 7-9-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/17/18 G Avery Bradley Ankle is questionable Monday vs Atlanta
11/17/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is questionable Monday vs Atlanta
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/17/18 G Justin Anderson Leg is questionable Monday vs LA Clippers
11/17/18 SF Taurean Prince Achilles is questionable Monday vs LA Clippers
Lou Williams comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 94%. Tobias Harris averages 20.7 points per game in 35.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Trae Young averages 16.3 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 7.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Kent Bazemore averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 117.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 46.5 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.0 per game. The Clippers allow 112.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 22nd in the league with 106.6 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -11.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 24.1. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 18.0. The Hawks surrender 117.7 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.1 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 48.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game.
The Clippers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.1, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Los Angeles is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
Atlanta is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Hawks are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.1, and their defensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 105.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta +7.5
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