Washington Wizards at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/28/2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018
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The Washington Wizards travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, October 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 1.5 point favorites.
The Wizards have a regular season record of 1-4. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -6 as they average 116.8 points per game while giving up 122.8 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 3-2 this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They average 112.6 points per game and surrender 108.0, good for a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 1-4-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 4-1-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/27/18 C Dwight Howard Back is doubtful Sunday vs LA Clippers
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
10/27/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is questionable Sunday vs Washington
John Wall averages 21.2 points per game in 35 minutes per contest. He averages 7.6 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 24.2 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Lou Williams averages 16.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 92%. Tobias Harris averages 21.8 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 122.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they give up 26 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league. Washington averages 116.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 27th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrender 108.0 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.8 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 46.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per game. Los Angeles is 17th in the league with 112.6 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 47.0 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 19.8. The Clippers are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Wizards are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 114.1, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 22nd. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 105.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Washington is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 30th in the league. The Clippers are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -1.5
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