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#547 Los Angeles Clippers -7 vs.
#548 Washington Wizards 237.5
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 6:05pm EST
Capital One Arena, Washington
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Los Angeles Clippers vs. Washington Wizards

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC

When: Sunday, December 8, 6:00 PM. ET.

The Washington Wizards will be trying to bounce back from their loss to the Miami Heat when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night.

Clippers Going For Third Win In Four Games

The Clippers are coming off a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, which snapped their two-game winning streak. They will try to get back on track with a win over the Wizards, which will give them their third win in their last four games.

Los Angeles has played well offensively, averaging 114.4 points per game, which is seventh in the league. The team is shooting 45 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range. They were held to 91 points by the Bucks and will need to play significantly better if they want to avoid losing two consecutive games.

Kawhi Leonard led the way for the Clippers with 17 points, five rebounds, and four blocks. Ivica Zubac finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Paul George finished with 13 points and seven rebounds for the Clippers.

Los Angeles has also played well defensively, holding opponents to 108.3 points per game. They gave up 119 points in their last game and will need to do a better job than they did in that game if they want to get the win.

Wizards Going For Second Win In Six Games

The Wizards followed up their win over the Philadelphia 76ers with a loss to the Miami Heat on Friday. They will try to bounce back from the loss and pick up their second win in their last six games when they face the Clippers on Sunday.

Washington is one of the best offensive teams in the league, averaging 118.1 points per game, which is third in the league. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range. They were held to 103 points by the Heat and will try to bounce back with a better performance on Sunday.

Bradley Beal led the way for the Wizards with 23 points and eight assists. Moritz Wagner finished with 19 points and nine rebounds, while Davis Bertans added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards.

Washington is the worst defensive team in the league, giving up 121.9 points per game. They gave up 112 points in their last game and will need to play better if they want to slow down the Clippers on Sunday night.

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Full-Game Side Bet

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Los Angeles is the pick here. The Wizards are the worst defensive team in the league this season, giving up 121.9 points per game. In their first game against the Clippers, they gave up 150 points in the loss and will struggle again when they play on Sunday. The Clippers have played well defensively, holding opponents to 108.3 points per game. Even though they gave up 125 points when they played each other last week, expect a better performance from the Clippers on Sunday against a Wizards. Los Angeles also does a better job rebounding the ball, averaging 7.3 more rebounds than the Wizards and will get more second-chance scoring opportunities in this game, which will help them get the win.

Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Clippers are a good defensive team, but they have been inconsistent in recent games and are giving up 113.4 points per game in their last five games. With the Wizards having one of the best offenses in the league, they should be able to score close to their season average of 118.1 points in this game. Washington’s defense in one of the worst in the league and the team has given up 125.4 points per game in their last five games. With the Clippers playing well offensively, they will have another big game against the Wizards and push the score over the total in this game. The over is 7-1 in the last eight meetings between the two teams.

Prediction: Over

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Clippers will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Wizards in the first half of their last three games, averaging 62.3 points per game while the Wizards average 61.3 points per game.

Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers

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The Clippers and Wizards are averaging 123.6 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.