Wizards vs. Clippers - 12/12/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (16-5) at Washington Wizards (15-6)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards +3 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, CSNB
The Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards play Friday night at the Verizon Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers have won nine straight games and will play their second home game of the month. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 106.9 points on 48.4 percent shooting and are allowing 99.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Blake Griffin leads the Clippers with 23.7 points and 7.7 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 18 points and 10.1 assists. Jamal Crawford is shooting 45.1 percent from the field and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 12.6 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have once again found their groove offensively, as they’re shooting 50.5 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from three in their last five games. While the Clippers defense could still use some work, they are 15-1 SU this year when topping 100 points.
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The Washington Wizards have won six of their last seven games and hoping to separate themselves in the East. On the season, the Wizards are averaging 100.9 points on 47 percent shooting and are allowing 97.2 points on 43 percent shooting. John Wall leads Washington with 18.1 points and 10.4 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 13.8 points and 3.2 assists. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 8.8 rebounds per game and Paul Pierce is shooting 43.4 percent from the field. The Washington Wizards are also clicking offensive, producing more than 109 points in their last five games and are 8-2 SU overall this season when scoring 100 or more points. However, the Wizards rely more on their defense, forcing nearly 15 turnovers and holding five of their last seven opponents under 100 points.
The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wizards are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington and the road team is 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
I've been high on the Wizards all season and like them here as a home dog against a Clippers squad that has been up-and-down all season. Look for Washington to pickup a statement win.