Free NBA Expert Picks For Tonight (Dec 9): Wizards vs Clippers Prediction
December 9 has ten NBA games on the schedule. Those ten games kick off a busy weekend, that includes a game between the Nets and Heat in Mexico City. With plenty of great matchups to choose from, here are my free NBA picks for Saturday. If you have thought about buying sports betting picks you should read out Pay For Picks article and take advantage of our free NBA expert picks. All odds from this article are from SportsBetting.ag
Washington Wizards vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction
Saturday’s game between the Clippers and the Wizards will mark the first game between the two teams. Both teams will meet again on December 15. The Wizards enter the game winners of two straight. The Wizards are on a five-game road trip right now. In three games on the road so far, they have gone 2-1.
Los Angeles enters the game on a four-game losing streak. The Clippers have lost two of those at home. Once again, the Clippers find themselves with injury issues. Blake Griffin has been out the Clippers win against the Lakers. Since Griffin has been out, the Clippers have not one a game. The Clippers center DeAndre Jordan finds himself amid a spiral of trade rumors. Los Angeles just seems to be on a downhill slope with the season quickly sliding away from them.
John Wall has been out for the Wizards since the November 22 game against the Charlotte Hornets. Since then, the Wizards have been 4-3. In the last two games the Wizards have seen Bradley Beal go off. Beal dropped thirty-four on the Suns on Thursday night, and he dropped fifty-one against the Trail Blazers on Tuesday night. If Beal can continue to go off on teams, it would create a giant issue for the Clippers.
The Clippers points per game leader has been Lou Williams because Griffin is out. Williams has averaged nineteen points a night. Austin Rivers and Danilo Gallinari are second and third on the team, but neither has averaged more than fifteen points a night. Jordan has averaged eleven points and fourteen rebounds. Los Angeles will need someone to step up if they want to beat the Wizards.
Washington Wizards -3 (-105) at Los Angeles Clippers +3 (-115)
One of the Wizards specialties this season has been their defense. Washington’s defense has been good, especially on the perimeter. The Wizards have allowed teams to shoot .338 percent from beyond the three-point line. Washington will be facing the Clippers who have been awful shooting threes on the season. Los Angeles has been shooting a .355 from beyond the arc, which is fifth worst in the league.
The Clippers ball movement has not been great at all. With Griffin out the Clippers need to move the ball if they want to get open shots. Los Angeles is averaging about twenty assists per game, which is third worst in the NBA. Ball movement will need to improve for Los Angeles.
The Clippers are a slight underdog at home, but after losing their last two home games by a combined score of 239-214, it should be that way. Betting on the Wizards -3 also gives a better payout. I really like how Beal is playing right now and I think he can lead the Wizards to three straight.