Los Angeles Clippers (14-13) vs. Washington Wizards (11-15)
December 10, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Wizards +4.5; Over/Under: +221.5
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards meet Saturday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost 4 of their last 5 games. The Washington Wizards have lost 5 straight games.
The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 107.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 22.7 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Norman Powell is averaging 14.8 points and 2.9 rebounds. Marcus Morris Sr. is the third double-digit scorer and John Wall is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards are averaging 111 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 22.9 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 22.1 points and 2.6 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer, and Rui Hachimura is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 37-16-2 ATS in their last 55 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-7-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Clippers last 6 overall. The over is 6-1-1 in Wizards last 8 overall. The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
I’m not excited to back either of these teams, but the Los Angeles Clippers are the healthier, more talented team with the rest advantage. The Washington Wizards are dealing with injuries to many key players, and it’s tough playing on the end of a back to back when so undermanned. The Clippers should win this game. I’ll lay the chalk.