Los Angeles Clippers vs. Washington Wizards Free Prediction

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The Los Angeles Clippers (11-5) and the Washington Wizards (5-11) square off at Capital One Arena. The Clippers are a 1-point underdog and look to extend their five-game winning streak. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 230 points and it begins at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Los Angeles Clippers at Washington Wizards ATS Odds

In the Clippers’ last contest, they were victorious over the Atlanta Hawks, 127-119, covering as 4-point favorites. The Wizards, on the other hand, were beaten by the Portland Trail Blazers, 119-109, and failed to cover as 1-point underdogs. Both games finished over their projected point totals. The Los Angeles game finished 24.5 points over the projected point total of 221.5, while the Washington game went 7.5 points over the projected point total of 220.5.

One of Los Angeles’ biggest advantages was getting to the charity stripe. They made 47 trips to the line, 28 more than Atlanta. Washington, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (9.5 vs. 12.9). Washington rallied around John Wall, who put up 24 points. Montrezl Harrell, meanwhile had a good game for Los Angeles, contributing 25 points, 11 rebounds and five steals.

In their first matchup this season, Tobias Harris led the Clippers to a 136-104 victory. He registered a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Los Angeles covered as a 4-point favorite and the two teams combined to put up 240 points, which was over the projected point total of 228.5. Los Angeles made 16 of its 29 three pointers (55.2 percent). Washington, on the other hand, did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (23-28; 82.1 percent).

Of the Clippers’ 15 games that accepted bets, nine have finished over the total. Los Angeles heads into the game with records of 11-5 straight up (SU) and 9-6 against the spread (ATS).

Wizards games also have typically finished over the O/U total (62.5 percent). Additionally, Washington owns records of 5-11 SU and 4-11-1 ATS.

Harrell and Lou Williams have played at a high level over the last five games for Los Angeles. Harrell has averaged 20 points,7.8 rebounds,2.0 blocks per game, while Williams has put up 19 points,6.0 assists a game during that span.

The aggressive Washington offense might be getting to the free throw line a lot in this contest. The Wizards currently rank fourth in the NBA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.239, while Los Angeles is among the league’s most foul-prone squads (giving up a 24th-ranked FTA rate of 0.223). Moreover, the Clippers rank fifth in offensive efficiency (111.1), while the Wizards rank 27th in defensive efficiency (111.0).

Los Angeles Clippers at Washington Wizards Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Clippers, ATS Winner – Clippers, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Wizards rank 7 in fast break points per game (15.5) while the Clippers rank 16 in fast break points allowed per game (14.25).
  • Washington averages 6.3 blocks per game, which ranks third in the NBA. Los Angeles ranks 24th in blocks allowed per game (6.4).
  • The Clippers rank eighth in assists allowed per game (22.8) while the Wizards rank 27th (26.1).
  • Washington ranks 10th in steals per game (8.2) while Los Angeles ranks 28th (5.6).
  • Los Angeles averages 13.375 second chance points per game, which ranks 16 in the NBA. Washington ranks 25 in second chance points allowed per game (15.5625).
  • The Wizards rank seventh in points off turnovers per game (19.6) while the Clippers rank 27th (14.6).
  • The Wizards rank 12 in three pointers attempted per game (31.9375) while the Clippers rank 27 (25.4375).
  • Washington averages 47 points in the paint per game, which ranks 12 in the league. Los Angeles ranks 19 in points allowed in the paint per game (49.125).
  • Los Angeles ranks ninth in rebounds per game (46.8) while Washington ranks 28th (41.0).
  • In games where they hold opponents under 100 points, Los Angeles and Washington are both 2-0.
  • The Clippers are 11-4 when they score more than 100 points, while the Wizards are 5-10.
  • Los Angeles is 3-4 ATS on the road, while Washington is 2-5-1 ATS at home.
  • Of the Clippers’ 7 road games, they have 4 overs and 3 unders.
  • Of the Wizards’ 8 home games, they have 5 overs and 3 unders.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Wizards are 2-2-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Clippers are 3-2.
  • In their last five games, Washington has 3 overs and 2 unders, while Los Angeles has 4 overs and 1 under.
  • The Wizards have outscored opponents by an average of 3.4 points in their last five games. For the season, Washington has lost by an average of 5.9 points.
  • During their last five games, the Clippers have scored an average of 123.8 points per game (5.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 118.2 points per game (5.4 above their season average).