Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 12/25/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: ESPN & ABC Simulcast
Odds/Point Spread: Clippers -1
Lou Williams and the Los Angeles Clippers (22-10, 2nd in the Pacific Division) are headed to Staples Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Lakers (24-6, 1st in the Pacific Division). The line on this game has the Clips as 1 point favorites. The total opens at 223.5.
The Clippers are covering the spread 56.2% of the time, having gone 18-14-0 ATS. Los Angeles is covering the spread 53.3% of the time, going 16-14-0 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/23/2019 Patrick Beverley PG Groin Game Time Decision
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/23/2019 Anthony Davis PF Knee Game Time Decision
12/23/2019 LeBron James SF Ribs Game Time Decision
8/15/2019 DeMarcus Cousins C Knee Expected to be out until at least May 15
Kawhi Leonard averages 25.5 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.1 assists per game and 7.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%. Lou Williams comes into this game averaging 19.5 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per night. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
LeBron James averages 25.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes 10.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Anthony Davis scores 27.9 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 108.6 points per contest which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they allow 22.5 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 115.7 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 47.8 boards per contest and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 16.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers give up 104.9 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 41.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Lakers are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest. Los Angeles is 10th in the NBA with 112.3 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.3. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 14th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.5 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 25.9. The Lakers are 12th in turnovers per contest with 15.5.
The Clippers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Los Angeles is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 25th in the league.
Los Angeles is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Lakers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 104.4, and their offensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 5th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 4th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Lakers +1 and over 223.5 total points
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