San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks 10/31/2019
Thursday, October 31, 2019
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Staples Center is the site where Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers (3-1, 1st in the Pacific Division) will play the San Antonio Spurs (3-0, 1st in the Southwest Division) on Thursday. The odds on this game have Los Angeles as 4 point favorites. The O/U is set at 228.
The Spurs cover 0% of the time, having gone 0-3-0 ATS. Los Angeles is covering the spread 50% of the time, going 2-2-0 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/28/2019 Dejounte Murray PG Rest Game Time Decision
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
10/29/2019 Amir Coffey SG Ankle Game Time Decision
10/29/2019 Rodney McGruder SG Ankle Game Time Decision
10/23/2019 Paul George SF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Nov 13
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 21.3 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 8.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 22.0 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Lou Williams averages 22.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Kawhi Leonard averages 27.0 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 7.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 114.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.0 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league. San Antonio averages 119.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 16.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrender 112.5 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest, and 5th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per game. Los Angeles is 3rd in the league with 121.5 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 9.0. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game and 10th in assists per contest with 25.0. The Clippers are 13th in turnovers per game with 17.0.
The Spurs are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 106.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. San Antonio is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 15th in the league.
Los Angeles is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league. The Clippers are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 118.8, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 64% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -4
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