Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 3/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+5.5)
The Golden State Warriors (19-18) go to STAPLES Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Clippers (24-14). Los Angeles opens this game as 5.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 233.
The Golden State Warriors played the Phoenix Suns and took a loss by a score of 120-98 in their last game. Golden State ended the contest having earned a 43.2% FG percentage (38 out of 88) and converted 12 out of their 35 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Warriors buried 10 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. When it comes to rebounding, they compiled a total of 40 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 22 assists in this matchup while forcing 16 turnovers and having 9 steals. In regard to defending, Golden State allowed 51.0% from the floor on 49 of 96 shooting. Phoenix recorded 31 assists and had 8 steals in this game. In addition, Phoenix collected 52 rebounds (12 offensive, 40 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Phoenix walked away from this one shooting 76.9% from the charity stripe by burying 10 of 13 tries. They also converted 12 of their 30 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Andrew Wiggins is one guy who came through in the matchup. He scored 16 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31:15 minutes and pulled down 2 boards. Wiggins finished 54.5% from the floor and also recorded 3 dimes. Someone else that played a role in this game for the Warriors was James Wiseman. He had 11 rebounds in 34:35 min on the basketball court. He finished the game at 35.7% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 5-of-14 (11 points). When the final whistle blew, Wiseman tallied 2 assists.
Golden State will enter this game with a win-loss record of 19-18 this season. The Warriors are connecting on 36.7% on 3-point shots (514 of 1,399) and 77.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 113.4 points per outing (13th in the league) while shooting 46.3% from the field. They turn it over 14.8 times per game and as a unit they are committing 21.6 fouls per contest. As a unit, Golden State is collecting 43.3 boards per contest and has earned 1,029 assists on the season, which has them ranked 1st in the NBA in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Warriors are forcing their opponents into 15.8 turnovers per game and they draw 20.6 fouls. They are 13th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 869 relinquished for the season. The Warriors are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.3% (583 of 763) and they relinquish 48.3 rebounds per contest as a team. They give up 37.1% on shots from distance and they are 22nd in basketball in opponents points per game (112.9).
When they last played, the Los Angeles Clippers went home defeated by a final of 119-117 when they played the Washington Wizards. The Clippers were able to snag 35 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 45 for the contest. They turned the ball over 17 times, while getting 4 steals for the game. The Wizards committed 24 fouls in the game which got the Clippers to the charity stripe for a total of 27 tries. They were able to convert 25 of the free throws for a rate of 92.6%. With respect to shots from downtown, Los Angeles made 16 out of their 35 tries (45.7%). When all was said and done, the Clippers ended up shooting 38 for 82 from the floor which had them at 46.3%. The Clippers allowed the Wizards to convert 40 of 88 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 45.5% in this contest. They finished 39.1% from distance by connecting on 9 of 23 and finished the game at 30 out of 42 at the free throw line (71.4%). Concerning rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Washington to pull down 41 in all (11 on the offensive side).
Kawhi Leonard pitched in for the Clippers in this contest. He converted 7 of 14 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 5 rebounds. Leonard had 22 points in his 31:47 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists in this contest. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Los Angeles was Patrick Beverley. He accumulated 1 assist in his 25:44 mins played, and he put in 6 out of 10 from the floor. Beverley finished going 60.0% from the floor while also contributing 17 points and 3 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a record of 24-14 on the campaign. The Clippers have committed 19.3 personal fouls every game and they hit 84.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 24.4 times per contest (18th in the league) and they turn it over 13.3 times per contest. Los Angeles has totaled 4,364 pts on the season (114.8 per contest) and they grab 44.2 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Clippers are shooting 48.4% from the floor, which is 7th in the league. The Clippers on defense are ranked 6th in basketball in points given up per game with 109.4. The Los Angeles defense gives up 36.1% on 3-point attempts (445 of 1,231) and their opposition knocks down 78.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 23.3 assists and 41.4 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 5th and 2nd in the NBA. They are forcing 12.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.8% from the floor (16th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State (+5.5)
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