Los Angeles Clippers at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 3 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 9-5. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 4.6 as they average 116.6 points per contest while giving up 111.9 per game. The Nets have an overall record of 6-9 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 109.0 points per game and surrender 110.7, good for a point differential of -1.7.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 8-6-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 8-6-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/16/18 G Avery Bradley Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Brooklyn
11/16/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is questionable Saturday vs Brooklyn
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/15/18 SF Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle is questionable Friday vs Washington
11/14/18 C Jarrett Allen Illness is questionable Friday vs Washington
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
10/20/18 SF Treveon Graham Leg is out indefinitely
Lou Williams comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 95%. Tobias Harris averages 20.2 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Spencer Dinwiddie averages 14.2 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. D'Angelo Russell averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 116.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.4 per game. The Clippers allow 111.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 18th in the league with 109.0 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 43.7 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Nets are 19th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Nets surrender 110.7 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.8 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 46.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game.
The Clippers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 113 is ranked 11th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Nets are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn +3
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