Wizards vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Wizards vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction 3/1/2024

The Washington Wizards (9-50) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (37-20) on Friday, March 1st. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on BSSC. Both the Wizards and Clippers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:30 ET.

Wizards vs Clippers

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The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Wizards fell to the Lakers by a score of 134-131. The Wizards may have lost the game outright, but they did succeed in covering the spread as +10.5 point underdogs. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 244 points in which the two teams surpassed.

When looking at their overall record of 9-50, the Wizards are 6-32 against Eastern Conference opponents while going 3-18 in non-conference games. Despite being +15.5 point underdogs, the Wizards will need to bring their A-game if they want to come away with a win.

Washington has an overall ATS record of 28-30 for the season so far. This season, Washington has a 0-3 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 28-27 when playing as underdogs.

The Clippers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Clippers’ most recent game versus the Lakers saw Kawhi Leonard lead the Clippers with 26 points while shooting 11/19 from the field. James Harden contributed 23 points, but Los Angeles lost the game 116-112.

Coming into the game vs. the Wizards, the Clippers have an overall record of 37-20 and are looking to snap their two-game losing skid. On the road, the Clippers are 17-12 this season compared to their 20-8 record at home.

Los Angeles arrives with an ATS record of 29-28 for the season up to this point. In their last five home games, Los Angeles has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 14-14 at home compared to 15-14 on the road.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

In 59 games games, Washington has an average of 114.6 points per game (16th).

Heading into tonight’s game, the Wizards are ranked 16th in the NBA in scoring at 114.6 points per game. However, they have actually been better on the road this season, averaging 115.3 points compared to 113.8 at home.

So far this season, the Wizards have outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.5% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Washington is 18th in the league at 47%. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are 26th in the NBA at 35%.

As a team, the Wizards are ranked 1st in pace at 102.9 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 9th in the league at 28.2 per contest. On the offensive glass, Washington is 26th in the NBA with an average of 9.4 rebounds per game.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

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The Los Angeles offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 10th ranked offense at 117.5 points per game.

At home this season, the Clippers are averaging 116.7 points per game, which is 15th in the NBA. Overall, they are 10th in scoring at 117.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 7th in the league at 49%.

So far this season, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 50.9% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 26th in the league at 97.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Clippers are 14th in made threes per game at 13. However, they are 3rd in three-point shooting percentage at 39%. In terms of assists, they are 20th in the NBA.

Wizards Team Defense

Facing Los Angeles, the Wizards aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 124.4 points allowed per game (30th). So far this season, the Wizards’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 8th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 23.9 times per game vs. Washington.

Clippers Team Defense

The Clippers’ defense is presently ranked 10th in the league, allowing an average of 112.9 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Clippers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.3% while allowing 35.7% from downtown.

Key Players For The Wizards And Clippers

In today’s game, we anticipate Kyle Kuzma leading the scoring for the Wizards, contributing 22 points while shooting 9/19 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 22 points per game, along with 6.6 rebounds.

As for Los Angeles, Kawhi Leonard is projected to be the primary scorer for the Clippers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 24, and adding 6 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 52.9%, and he is contributing 24 points per game on average.

Wizards vs Clippers Trends

  • Washington has a 0-5 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 115 points per game while allowing 131. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • Although Los Angeles has a straight up record of 8-2 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 6-4. The team averaged 120 points per game in these games.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Wizards have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 0-3.
  • Going back to their last five games as the favorite, the Clippers have a straight up record of 2-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 0-5.

Wizards vs Clippers Prediction

The Clippers is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 131-101. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Clippers at -15.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 239.5, and our model projects the Wizards and Clippers to reach a combined total of 232 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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