Los Angeles Clippers vs. Indiana Pacers - 12/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -1.5
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the site where Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers (15-8, 2nd in the Central Division) will play the Los Angeles Clippers (16-7, 2nd in the Pacific Division) on Monday. The spread on this matchup has Los Angeles as 1.5 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 220.
The Clippers cover the spread 52.2% of the time, having gone 12-11-0 ATS. Indiana is covering 54.5% of the time, going 12-10-1 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/7/2019 JaMychal Green PF Back Game Time Decision
12/7/2019 Rodney McGruder SG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Dec 9
12/7/2019 Landry Shamet SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 9
12/6/2019 Amir Coffey SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 15
12/6/2019 Patrick Patterson PF Back Game Time Decision
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/7/2019 JaKarr Sampson SF Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 9
12/7/2019 Malcolm Brogdon PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Dec 9
12/6/2019 Victor Oladipo SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
Lou Williams comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Kawhi Leonard averages 24.5 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Domantas Sabonis averages 18.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 13.1 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Malcolm Brogdon averages 19.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 7.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 114.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 49.0 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 16.4 per game. The Clippers allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 17th in the league with 109.2 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 24.8. The Pacers are 24th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Pacers surrender 104.5 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.5 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 43.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Clippers are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.8, and their defensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Los Angeles is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league.
Indiana is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Pacers are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 8th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. 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 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -1.5
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