Los Angeles Clippers (24-13) at Washington Wizards (13-20)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards +6 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards meet Thursday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Los Angeles Clippers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.8 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26.8 points and 6.3 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 23.7 points and 6.1 rebounds. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 41.8 percent from beyond the arc and 84 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 114.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 119.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 32.9 points and 5.4 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 20 points and 9.8 assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Clippers last 8 overall. The over is 12-5 in Wizards last 17 home games. The Clippers are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
It's tough to back the Los Angeles Clippers because you never know who is going to play. The Washington Wizards are playing their best ball of the season, which includes shooting 48.3 percent from the field and 36.6 percent from deep. In terms of the last week or so, the Wizards have been playing the better basketball. I'll grab the points in this spot.