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Los Angeles ClippersWashington Wizards
15-9December 14, 2013, 07:00 | Verizon Center9-12

The visiting Clippers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Verizon Center against the Wizards.

The Clippers will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 13-11 ATS against the number this season, while the Wizards are 11-9-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Los Angeles is 10-13-1 on the totals; Washington is 11-10.

View Los Angeles Clippers vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

Washington opened as 5-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 193.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 4-rated Clippers taking on the No. 16-rated Wizards in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-92 win for the Clippers on Saturday.

The Clippers were a 102-93 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nets. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (195) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Clippers got 20 points from Chris Paul, but it was Brooklyn that prevailed in a 102-93 final on Thursday at Barclays Center.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 101-99 loser as they battled the Hawks on the road. The Wizards covered in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 200 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington got 24 points and 14 rebounds from Trevor Booker in a losing cause in a 101-99 loss to Atlanta on Friday at Philips Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 98.14 PPG, against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 13 at 99.25 PPG. The Wizards field goal percentage has averaged 43.91% so far, less than the Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 46.09% per game.

A few Clippers at Wizards trends to consider:
LA Clippers is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 5 games on the road
LA Clippers is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Washington
Washington is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Washington is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing LA Clippers
Washington is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing LA Clippers

Next up:
Los Angeles home to San Antonio, Monday, December 16th
Washington at New York, Monday, December 16th