Clippers vs Wizards Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, December 17, 2022

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A game featuring a struggling NBA squad will see the Washington Wizards (11-18) play the Los Angeles Clippers (17-14) at Crypto.com Arena on December 17, 2022. The Wizards have lost eight in a row and are 1-9 over their last 10 games. They enter this matchup as seven-point underdogs. The over/under for the contest is set at 221.5.

How to bet Clippers vs. Wizards

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Washington Wizards Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with bookmakers listing the Clippers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Clippers have -273 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at +225 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 221.5 points.

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Clippers vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Crypto.com Arena

Clippers vs. Wizards Betting Trends

The Clippers have 15 wins against the spread in 31 games this season. Los Angeles has been the favorite in 19 games this season and has come away with the win 13 times (68.4%) in those contests. The Clippers have eclipsed the over/under in 37.9% of their opportunities this year (11 times over 29 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, the Wizards are 10-18-1 this year. Washington has won 23.5% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (4-13). Wizards games this year have eclipsed the over/under 51.7% of the time (15 out of 29 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Clippers

Clippers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Paul George 22 23.5 6.3 4.9 1.4 0.5 2.9
Kawhi Leonard 10 13.7 5.8 3.5 0.7 0.2 0.8
Marcus Morris 28 13.6 4.9 1.8 0.8 0.3 2
Reggie Jackson 29 12.4 2.6 4 0.7 0.1 1.6
John Wall 24 12.3 2.7 5.5 0.9 0.3 0.9

Wizards

Wizards Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bradley Beal 18 22.9 3.7 5.4 1.2 0.6 1.7
Kristaps Porzingis 27 22.6 8.9 2.6 0.9 1.6 1.9
Kyle Kuzma 28 21.4 7.5 3.6 0.4 0.4 2.6
Corey Kispert 21 9.8 2.6 1.7 0.6 0.2 1.9
Monte Morris 24 9.8 3.4 5.3 0.7 0.2 1.3
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Clippers vs. Wizards Injury Report

Wizards: Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Back), Bradley Beal: Out (Hamstring), Delon Wright: Out (Hamstring), Rui Hachimura: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers

Although Los Angeles is putting up just 107.2 points per game (worst in NBA), its defense has been helping to pick up the slack, as it ranks second-best in the league by giving up 108.1 points per game. The Clippers are scoring 104.3 points per game at home. In road games, they are playing better on offense, averaging 110.3 points per contest. The Clippers have been scoring 108.7 points per game in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 107.2 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

With 11.9 threes per game, Los Angeles ranks 13th in the NBA. It has a 36.3% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 11th in the league. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Clippers have taken 61.2% two-pointers (accounting for 69.4% of the team’s buckets) and 38.8% from beyond the arc (30.6%).

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What you need to know about the Washington Wizards

Washington is 22nd in the NBA in points scored (111 per game) and 17th in points allowed (113.9). The Wizards average 111.5 points per game at home, and 110.5 on the road. The Wizards are posting 116.2 points per game in their last 10 games, which is 5.2 more than their average for the season (111).

Washington is 22nd in the league in 3-pointers made (11.2 per game) and 18th in 3-point percentage (34.8%). The Wizards take 37% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 63% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 27.2% of the Wizards’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 72.8% are 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this game is the Clippers, and we project that Wizards will cover the spread (Clippers -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 221.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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