Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs - 12/21/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -5
DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Spurs (11-16, 3rd in the Southwest Division) host the Los Angeles Clippers (21-9, 2nd in the Pacific Division) at AT&T Center on Saturday, December 21, 2019. San Antonio opens this game as 5 point underdogs. The over/under opens at 225.5.
The Clippers cover the spread 56.7% of the time, having gone 17-13-0 ATS. San Antonio is covering 30.8% of the time, going 8-18-1 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/2019 JaMychal Green PF Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 21
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lou Williams averages 19.4 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 25.5 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 18.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 83%. DeMar DeRozan averages 20.6 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 108.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league. Los Angeles averages 115.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 48.2 rebounds per game and 23.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 16.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 115.0 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.1 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 46.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game. San Antonio is 12th in the league with 112.0 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Spurs are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.7.
The Clippers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 104.6, and their offensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 7th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Spurs are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 20th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -5
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