Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 1/20/2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, January 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 4.5 point favorites.
The Clippers have a record of 24-21. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 0.1 as they average 114.7 points per game while giving up 114.6 per contest. The Spurs have an overall mark of 27-20. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 111.8 points per contest and give up 109.3, which is a point differential of 2.4.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 24-21-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 25-19-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 28-18-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 26-21-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/29/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is out indefinitely
01/18/19 SF Danilo Gallinari Back left last game, is questionable Sunday vs San Antonio
01/18/19 G Lou Williams Hamstring is out Sunday vs San Antonio
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
01/19/19 G DeMar DeRozan Ankle is upgraded to probable Sunday vs LA Clippers
Tobias Harris averages 20.9 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 8.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Danilo Gallinari comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 91%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 21.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 20.6 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 114.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles averages 114.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 12th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 109.3 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 44.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game. San Antonio is 15th in the league with 111.8 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 24.7. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Clippers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 112.6, and their offensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 23rd. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 16th. As a unit they are 7th 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 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league. The Spurs are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.5, and their defensive rating of 111 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -4.5
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