Los Angeles Clippers at Indiana Pacers NBA Tips 2/7/2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, February 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 2.5 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 30-25. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 0.4 as they average 114.0 points per contest while giving up 113.6 per game. The Pacers have an overall record of 35-19 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 108.4 points per game and surrender 103.5, good for a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 29-25-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 27-26-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 25-27-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 22-31-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/29/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is out indefinitely
02/05/19 SF Danilo Gallinari Back is questionable Thursday vs Indiana
02/02/19 SF Wilson Chandler Quad is out 2-3 weeks
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/05/19 SF Doug McDermott Ribs is questionable Thursday vs LA Clippers
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Montrezl Harrell comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 61%. Lou Williams averages 19.4 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 16.4 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Domantas Sabonis averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 114.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 23.0 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Clippers allow 113.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 22nd in the league with 108.4 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 26.1. The Pacers are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Pacers surrender 103.5 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers were 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game last season.
The Clippers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 111.4, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 22nd. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Indiana is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Pacers are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 104.9, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 2nd. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +2.5
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