Los Angeles
Clippers
Stadium STAPLES Center
44-20 Overall | WESTERN 2nd
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Pacific Division116.2109.7
Schedule
Regular season
Sun  3/1
vs
Philadelphia
W136-130
Tue  3/3
@
Oklahoma City
W109-94
Thu  3/5
@
Houston
W120-105
Sun  3/8
vs
Los Angeles
L103-112
Tue  3/10
@
Golden State
W131-107
Fri  3/13
vs
Brooklyn
POSTPONED
Sat  3/14
vs
New Orleans
POSTPONED
Mon  3/16
vs
Dallas
POSTPONED
Wed  3/18
@
Denver
POSTPONED
Fri  3/20
vs
Phoenix
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

With their massive move to get Kawhi and PG the Clippers are now #1 in the West with nearly 53 wins per simulation. This assumes Kawhi sits around 15 games as part of load management. If not for load management the Clippers would be a 57+ win team. Oddsmakers have the Clippers as the favorite to win the championship. Their 16% chance is #2 in the league which is not high enough to be a good bet. In simulations, they win the West 25.2% of the time and are not a good value at 2/1, 33.3%. The Clippers are averaging 52.9 wins per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 54.5 wins. At -3000 the Clippers are a good value to make the playoffs with a 99.2% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 5/8, 61.5%. They win the division in 48.7% of simulations. Based on wins per simulation they are projected to have the best record in the West.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 48-34 record last season was way ahead of what was expected of them. Their expected win percentage was just 52%. They were very good against the spread going 44-36-2 for (+440 profit). They went over 44 times and came in under 36 times. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the LA Lakers. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (STRENGTH): They are an elite shooting team with a true FG% of 57.6% (#4 in League). They average 115.1 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 113.8. On the road they average 112.4 (112.3 expected), and at home 117.9 ppg (115.2 expected).

DEFENSE (WEAKNESS): This is a below average defensive team allowing opponents to shoot 56.1 true FG% (#18 in League). Team defense is trending down allowing opponents to shoot 61.2% in their last 7 games. They allow 114.3 pts per game vs an expected value of 113.2. They are allowing 114 (114.5 expected) on the road, and at home 114.6 ppg (111.9 expected).

REBOUNDING (BELOW AVERAGE): They are slightly outrebounded by opponents by 0.7 per game (#19 in league).

TURNOVERS (BELOW AVERAGE): They have an average turnover margin of -1 per game (#21 in league).

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Paul George who is projected to be the #5 Forward. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
21 Beverley, Patrick PG6-118007/12/19887Arkansas
7 Coffey, Amir SG6-721006/17/19970Minnesota
13 George, Paul SG6-822005/02/19909Fresno State
4 Green, JaMychal PF6-822706/21/19905Alabama
5 Harrell, Montrezl PF6-724001/26/19944Louisville
1 Jackson, Reggie PG6-320804/16/19908Boston College
25 Kabengele, Mfiondu PF6-925008/14/19970Florida State
2 Leonard, Kawhi SF6-722506/29/19918San Diego State
14 Mann, Terance SG6-521510/18/19960Florida State
19 McGruder, Rodney SG6-420507/29/19913Kansas State
31 Morris, Marcus SF6-821809/02/19898Kansas
15 Motley, Johnathan PF6-823005/04/19952Baylor
55 Noah, Joakim C6-1123002/25/198512Florida
54 Patterson, Patrick PF6-823503/14/19899Kentucky
20 Shamet, Landry SG6-419003/13/19971Wichita State
23 Williams, Lou SG6-117510/27/198614No College
40 Zubac, Ivica C7-024003/18/19973No College