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Washington Wizards vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds
The Wizards will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Clippers in Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Saturday in NBA action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Clippers are 31-9 so far on the season, and 25-15 ATS vs. the number. The Wizards, meanwhile, are 8-29 and 22-14-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 22-18 and the Wizards go 17-19-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Clippers and the No. 22-ranked Wizards, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 105-90 result in favor of the Clippers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 101.8 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 15 at 96.9 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Wizards own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 96.3 points per game when playing on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Washington was a 112-108 winner on the road against the Nuggets. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (220) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Bradley Beal scored 23 points leading the Wizards to a 112-108 victory over Denver at Pepsi Center on Friday.
The Clippers were a 90-77 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Timberwolves. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (167) made winners of UNDER bettors. Jamal Crawford scored 22 points leading the Clippers to a 90-77 victory over Minnesota at Target Center on Thursday.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Portland are 6-4
After playing Denver are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
A few Wizards at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 10 games on the road
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing LA Clippers
Washington is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Washington
LA Clippers are 13-1 SU in their last 14 games at home
LA Clippers are 22-3 SU in their last 25 games
LA Clippers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Washington
Washington at Portland, Monday, January 21
LA Clippers at Golden State, Monday, January 21