Los Angeles Clippers vs. Washington Wizards - 12/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Washington Wizards
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -8
Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards (7-14, 4th in the Southeast Division) play the Los Angeles Clippers (16-7, 2nd in the Pacific Division) at Capital One Arena on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The odds on this contest have Los Angeles as 8 point favorites. The total opens at 242.
The Clippers cover 52.2% of the time, having gone 12-11-0 ATS. Washington is covering 60.0% of the time, going 12-8-1 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/6/2019 JaMychal Green PF Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 8
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
12/5/2019 Landry Shamet SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 8
12/5/2019 Rodney McGruder SG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Dec 8
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/6/2019 Ian Mahinmi C Rest Expected to be out until at least Dec 8
12/6/2019 Isaiah Thomas PG Calf Expected to be out until at least Dec 8
12/5/2019 Jordan McRae SG Finger Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
12/5/2019 Garrison Mathews SG Leg Game Time Decision
12/4/2019 Thomas Bryant C Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 5
12/4/2019 C.J SF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jan 15
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 24.5 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Lou Williams averages 20.7 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Bradley Beal averages 28.3 points per game while playing 37.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 7.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Davis Bertans averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 114.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th 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 11th 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 17th 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
Washington is 3rd in the league with 118.1 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -3.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 41.7 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 28.3. The Wizards are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Wizards surrender 121.9 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 50% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.3 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 46.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 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 17th. 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 25th in the league.
Washington is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 57%, which is 1st in the league. The Wizards are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113, and their defensive rating of 116.6 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 104.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -8
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