San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 4/3/2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 1.5 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 45-32. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.3 as they are averaging 102.5 points per contest while giving up 99.2 per game. The Clippers have an overall record of 41-36. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 109.3 points per game and surrendering 108.4, good for a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 41-34-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 34-43-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 41-36-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 40-36-1 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
03/30/18 G Milos Teodosic Foot is out indefinitely
02/23/18 G Avery Bradley Groin is out for season
Patty Mills comes into this game averaging 9.9 points per contest while playing 25.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 1.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Rudy Gay averages 11.3 points per contest in 21.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Lou Williams has scored 22.7 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game this season for the Clippers. He hauls in 2.6 rebounds per contest and has 5.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Tobias Harris averages 18.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 102.5 points per contest this year, which is 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.25 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 44.4 boards per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 13.3 per game. The Spurs allow 99.2 points per contest which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they allow 21.7 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 8th in the NBA with 109.3 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.9. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.8 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 22.2. The Clippers are 11th in turnovers per contest with 14.7. The Clippers give up 108.4 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.3 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 43.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Spurs are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. San Antonio is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league.
Los Angeles is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Clippers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 13th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles +1.5
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