San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/15/2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 3.5 point favorites.
The Spurs have a record of 7-5. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.1 as they average 108.7 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 8-5 this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They average 116.6 points per game and surrender 112.0, good for a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 6-6-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 8-5-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 7-6-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/13/18 SF Rudy Gay Rest is out Wednesday vs Phoenix
11/11/18 C Pau Gasol Foot is out indefinitely
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/14/18 G Avery Bradley Ankle is questionable Thursday vs San Antonio
DeMar DeRozan averages 25.0 points per game in 37.1 minutes per contest. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Tobias Harris averages 20.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Lou Williams averages 19.1 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 95%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they give up 23.0 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league. San Antonio averages 108.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 15th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrender 112.0 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 22.4 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game. Los Angeles is 5th in the league with 116.6 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.8 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 22.4. The Clippers are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.6.
The Spurs are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 108.3, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 11th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 25th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. San Antonio is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 29th in the league. The Clippers are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -3.5
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