Washington Wizards vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Betting Tips 12/1/2019
Game: Washington Wizards vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -11.5
Thomas Bryant and the Washington Wizards (6-11, 4th in the Southeast Division) travel to Staples Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Clippers (14-6, 2nd in the Pacific Division). Washington opens this game as 11.5 point underdogs. The over/under is set at 238.
The Wizards are covering the spread 62.5% of the time, having gone 10-6-1 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 50.0% of the time, going 10-10-0 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/29/2019 Ian Mahinmi C Achilles Game Time Decision
11/27/2019 C.J SF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Dec 3
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/29/2019 Rodney McGruder SG Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/29/2019 Landry Shamet SG Ankle Game Time Decision
11/29/2019 Amir Coffey SG Ankle Game Time Decision
Thomas Bryant comes into this game averaging 14.2 points per contest while playing 28.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Bradley Beal averages 28.3 points per contest in 36.6 minutes per game. He averages 7.1 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Lou Williams scores 21.7 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 6.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Kawhi Leonard averages 25.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.9 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 118.5 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 42.0 boards per contest and 28.6 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 14.9 per game. The Wizards allow 121.1 points per contest, which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 26.5 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 8th in the NBA with 113.7 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.25. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.9 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 23.5. The Clippers are 6th in turnovers per contest with 16.5. The Clippers give up 107.5 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 45.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Wizards are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 115.6, and their offensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 30th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 104.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Washington is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Clippers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 104.5, and their offensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 10th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -11.5
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