At 7:00 ET in Washington, the Wizards (9-37) will host the Clippers (30-15) in a non-conference matchup. The Clippers are favored by 12, and the over/under line is 237.5.

Los Angeles is 4th in the Western Conference, while Washington is 14th in the East. The Wizards have won two straight games.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS WASHINGTON WIZARDS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington Wizards +12

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 31st.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 121-112 in favor of the Clippers.
  • Our projections have Kawhi Leonard finishing with Kawhi Leonard points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Clippers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.3% and knocking down 13 threes.

Can Los Angeles Pull Off a Road Win?

In Clippers games this season, the average over/under line is 229.9, which is lower than today’s line of 237.5. Their games have averaged 229.7 points per game.

Los Angeles has a 21-24 O/U record for the season and their games have gone over the O/U line in 18 of their 45 games.

For the season, the Clippers are 25-20 against the spread and 23-13 ATS when favored. On the road, they are 11-11 ATS compared to 14-9 ATS at home.

The Clippers are 12-point favorites today and have a record of 29-7 as the favorite. In their games as the favorite, they have gone 23-13 ATS.

Los Angeles is 4th in the Western Conference with a record of 30-15. In their last game, they lost to the Cavaliers by a score of 118-108. The Clippers were favored by 1.5 points going into the game.

When it comes to scoring, the Clippers are 10th in the league at 117.9 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 117.1 points compared to 118.7 at home. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 55.6% of their games.

One area where the Clippers have excelled is three-point shooting. They lead the league in three-point percentage at 39%. Overall, they are shooting 49% from the field, which is 5th in the NBA.

When it comes to pace, the Clippers are 26th in the league at 97.2 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 18th in the league with an average of 26.2 per game.

The Clippers’ defense is presently ranked 8th in the league, allowing an average of 111.8 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Clippers are causing 12.2 turnovers per game, ranking 8th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 15th in rejections, averaging 5.3 blocked shots each game.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Wizards?

Washington has won two straight games as the underdog and is 9-34 as the underdog this season. They are also 22-21 against the spread as the underdog, with an average scoring margin of -8.9 points per game.

This season, the Wizards have an O/U record of 22-24, and the under has hit in their last five games. Today’s O/U line of 237.5 is lower than their season average of 239.1 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Wizards defeated the Spurs by a score of 118-113. They were 4-point underdogs going into the game and have now covered the spread in two straight games.

With a record of 9-37, the Wizards are currently 14th in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 6-27 and 2-9 against their division. At home, they are 3-18 compared to 6-19 on the road.

Overall, the Wizards are 22-24 against the spread this season, including an ATS record of 6-15 at home. On the road, they are 16-9 vs. the spread.

This season, the Wizards have been one of the NBA’s most up-tempo teams, leading the league in pace at 102.4 possessions per game. In terms of scoring, Washington is averaging 115.2 points per game, which is 16th in the NBA.

At home, the Wizards have been slightly better offensively, averaging 115.6 points per game compared to 114.8 on the road. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.3% of their games.

When it comes to shooting efficiency, the Wizards are 14th in field goal percentage at 47%. However, they have struggled from three-point range, shooting just 35% from beyond the arc this season.

Looking at the Wizards defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 124.0 points per game (30th). On two point field goal attempts, the Wizards’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.6% and allowing 37.4% from beyond the arc.