Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Tips 11/16/2019
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -13.5
Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers (7-5, 3rd in the Pacific Division) host the Atlanta Hawks (4-7, 2nd in the Southeast Division) at Staples Center on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The spread on this game has Los Angeles as 13.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 230.
The Hawks are covering the spread 45.5% of the time, having gone 5-6-0 ATS. Los Angeles is covering the spread 58.3% of the time, going 7-5-0 against the spread.
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/14/2019 Vince Carter SG Personal Game Time Decision
11/14/2019 Kevin Huerter SG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
11/14/2019 Evan Turner SG Achilles Game Time Decision
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/14/2019 Landry Shamet SG Ankle Game Time Decision
11/14/2019 Patrick Beverley PG Calf Game Time Decision
Jabari Parker comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Trae Young averages 27.3 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.1 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 26.8 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Lou Williams averages 22.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 107.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 17.8 per game. The Hawks allow 111.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.0 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 13th in the league with 111.6 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.8 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 21.8. The Clippers are 13th in turnovers per game with 16.3. The Clippers surrender 108.6 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.3 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 45.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game.
The Hawks are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 18th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Atlanta is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league. The Clippers are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 106 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta -13.5
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