The Los Angeles Clippers will be on the road Monday taking the court against the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Los Angeles will be looking for their second win in as many nights after beating the WIzards 135-119 in Washington on Sunday. The Pacers will also be looking for back-to-back wins following a 104-103 win in New York against the Knicks.
The Los Angeles Clippers are now 17-7 following a 135-119 win in Washington against the Wizards. Kawhi Leonard was able to knock down 12 of 18 from the field to lead the Clippers with 34 points. Both Paul George and Lou Williams passed the ball for six assists while Leonard pulled down 11 rebounds. Los Angeles had five different players finish the game with a double-digit scoring night.
The Clippers have been good for an average of 114.4 points per game on the offensive end of the court while hitting 45.6 percent from the field. They have been able to pass the ball for an average of 23.2 assists per night while grabbing 49.0 rebounds. Defensively, they allow an average of 108.3 points per game to their opponents. Los Angeles has been taking the ball away for 7.7 steals every time they are on the court to go along with 5.4 blocks. They will be looking for a second consecutive win.
The Indiana Pacers are now 15-8 following a 104-103 win against the Knicks in New York. T.J. Warren dropped 10 of 19 from the field to lead the Pacers with 25 points. T.J. McConnell passed the ball for a team-high 11 assists while Domantas Sabonis led the team with 15 rebounds. Indiana had five different players finish the game with at least 12 points,
The Pacers have been able to put the ball in the net for an average of 109.2 points per game this season while shooting 47.3 from the field. Indiana has passed the ball for an average of 24.8 assists per night with 44.1 rebounds. On the defensive end of the floor, Indiana gives up 104.5 points per night. The Pacers average 6.9 steals per game to go along with 5.3 blocks. They will be looking for back-to-back wins.
As of late Sunday night, both the point spread and total were off for this game. I’m liking Los Angeles to win on the road, here. Yes, it will be their second game in as many nights. That being said, the Clippers are a very deep team. They have backups just as good if not better than many starters in the NBA. I look for both Lou Williams and Paul George to have a big game in this one. My money’s on the Pacers.
NBA Stats and Trends:
- The Clippers are 10-2 SU in their previous 12 games.
- The Clippers are 5-1 SU in their previous six games vs. the Eastern Conference.