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NBA Clippers vs Washington Wizards Prediction 1/31/2024

The Los Angeles Clippers (30-15) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (9-37) on Wednesday, January 31st. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on MNMT. The Wizards are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Clippers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Spurs. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Clippers vs Wizards

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The Clippers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Clippers’ most recent game versus the Cavaliers saw Kawhi Leonard lead the Clippers with 30 points while shooting 13/25 from the field. Norman Powell put up 18 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Los Angeles ended up losing the game with a final score of 118-108.

With a record above .500, the Clippers are 30-15 and are 4th in the Western Conference. In the Pacific division, they are in 1st place.

Against the spread, Los Angeles have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 25-20 ATS. This season, Los Angeles has a 23-13 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 2-7 when playing as underdogs.

The Wizards Are Coming Off A Win

In the game against the Spurs, Kyle Kuzma was the top scorer for Washington, recording 18 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 53.5%. The Wizards picked up a 118-113 win, and Daniel Gafford also added 16 points which was 2nd on the team.

The Wizards have a 9-37 record this season, and are hoping to get a win against the Clippers. When playing away from home, the Wizards are 6-19 compared to a 3-18 record at home.

Washington’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 22-24 for the season. The Wizards have failed to cover the spread in three straight games as the favorite and are 22-21 vs. the spread as the underdog.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

Coming into today’s action, Los Angeles is averaging 117.9 points per contest. This figure places them 10th in the league.

So far this season, the Clippers have been a top-10 scoring team, averaging 117.9 points per game. However, they have been slightly better on the road, averaging 117.1 points compared to 118.7 at home. In terms of pace, the Clippers are 26th in the league.

When it comes to shooting, the Clippers have been one of the most efficient teams in the NBA. They are 5th in field goal percentage (49%) and have the 4th-best true shooting percentage. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 1st in three-point percentage but have attempted the 19th-most threes per game.

Overall, the Clippers are 18th in assists and have been outscoring the NBA scoring average in 55.6% of their games. They have also been below their scoring average in their last two games. In terms of free throws, the Clippers are 14th in attempts and 13th in makes.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

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The Wizards come into today’s game as the 16th ranked scoring offense at 115.2 points per game.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Wizards are the top-ranked team in the NBA in pace at 102.4 possessions per game. In terms of scoring, Washington is 16th in the league at 115.2 points per game. At home, they are averaging 115.6 points compared to 114.8 on the road.

So far this season, the Wizards have outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.3% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 14th in the league at 47%. However, they are just 25th in three-point shooting at 35%.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, Washington is 24th in attempts at 21.5 per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, they are 28th in the league. As a team, the Wizards are averaging 28 assists per game, which is 9th in the NBA.

Clippers Team Defense

This season, the Clippers’ defense is the 8th ranked defense in the NBA at 8th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 62.2% of their games. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Clippers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.6% while allowing 35.4% from downtown.

Wizards Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Wizards is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 124.0 points per game (30th). In the terms of takeaways, Wizards are causing 13.4 turnovers per game, ranking 20th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 11th in rejections, averaging 5.5 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Clippers And Wizards

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Kawhi Leonard is set to be the main scorer for the Clippers, recording 23 points and shooting 9/16 from the field. This season, he is averaging 23.8 points per game along with 6.2 boards.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Kyle Kuzma to be the top scorer for the Wizards. Our projection has him finishing the game with 20, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 45.6% and is averaging 21.9 points per contest.

Clippers vs Wizards Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Los Angeles has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 116 points per game.
  • The Wizards are 3-0 ATS in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Washington has an ATS mark of 3-2 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Clippers have a straight up record of 8-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 7-3.

Clippers vs Wizards Prediction

In this Clippers vs. Wizards matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Wizards at +12. While we project the Clippers to win 121-112, our recommendation is to bet on the Wizards for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 237.5 and given that our model is projecting 233 points between the teams, we like the under.

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