Los Angeles Clippers (11-15) at Washington Wizards (15-13)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Capitol One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards -9 -- Over/Under: 211 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards meet Friday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a fourth straight win after splitting their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 105 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 20 points and 4.8 assists while Austin Rivers is averaging 14.5 points and two rebounds. Danilo Gallinari is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 14.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last six road games.
The Washington Wizards also need a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 105.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.8 points and 3.9 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 19.9 points and 8.9 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have won five of their last seven home games.
The Clippers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southeast, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games, 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 Friday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Pacific. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
I've been bashing the Los Angeles Clippers all season long, and they have played some awful basketball, however, they are outscoring teams in their last five games and have had some success on the road. The Wizards are outscoring teams by just 4.1 points at home this season and have played a lot of games where things have been a lot closer than they should be. The Clippers are also 3-1 ATS this season when an underdog by at least six points. I'll take a stab with the points here.