Pacers at Clippers - 12/2/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (11-5) at Los Angeles Clippers (10-8)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSMW, FSW2
The Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Clippers meet Wednesday night at the Staples Center.
The Indiana Pacers look to remain red hot after winning their last five games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 101.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 95.6 points on 43 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 27.2 points and 8.1 rebounds while C.J. Miles is averaging 15.4 points and 1.5 assists. George Hill is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Monta Ellis is dishing 5.3 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 41.3 percent shooting during their winning streak and are 8-2 this season when allowing less than 100 points. The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last seven road games.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look for a solid victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 103.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 101.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 25 points and 8.5 rebounds while J.J. Redick is averaging 14.2 points and 1.5 assists. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.1 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 66.9 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are shooting just 61.7 percent from the free throw line in their last five games. The Los Angeles Clippers have won 11 of their last 15 regular season home games. Chris Paul is questionable with a rib injury.
The Pacers are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games. The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Pacers are playing very well, but this is a big step up in comp. The Clippers also know they have to start playing better, as they're already 8.5 games back from first place in the West. I think the size difference in the post gives the Clips a big advantage here. I like LA at home and the small chalk.