Charlotte Hornets at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/8/2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 6.5 point favorites.
The Hornets head into this matchup with a mark of 19-20. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 1.3 as they average 113.0 points per contest while giving up 111.7 per game. The Clippers have an overall record of 23-16 this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They average 115.7 points per game and surrender 114.3, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 19-19-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 21-17-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 22-16-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 23-14-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/06/19 G Jeremy Lamb Hamstring is downgraded to out Sunday vs Phoenix
01/01/19 F Cody Zeller Hand is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/29/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is out indefinitely
Malik Monk comes into this contest averaging 10.4 points per game while playing 18.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 1.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 91%. Kemba Walker averages 25.4 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Tobias Harris averages 21.1 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Danilo Gallinari averages 19.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 113.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.2 per game. The Hornets allow 111.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 25.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 4th in the league with 115.7 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.9 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 22.6. The Clippers are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Clippers surrender 114.3 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers were 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game last season.
The Hornets are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 19th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league. The Clippers are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.5, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +6.5
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