Los Angeles Clippers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 5/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
The Los Angeles Clippers (46-23) head to Spectrum Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Charlotte Hornets (33-36).
The Los Angeles Clippers faced the Toronto Raptors and notched a win by a score of 115-96 in their last contest. Los Angeles ended with a 50.0% field goal percentage (39 out of 78) and converted 11 of their 32 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Clippers converted 26 of their 26 attempts for a rate of 100.0%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned 49 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 25 assists in this matchup as well as creating 13 turnovers and having 10 steals. In reference to defending, Los Angeles allowed 40.7% from the floor on 35 out of 86 shooting. Toronto totaled 21 assists and had 10 steals for this contest. Moreover, Toronto collected 35 rebounds (9 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Toronto ended up going 84.2% when shooting free throws by burying 16 of their 19 attempts. They also made 10 of their 37 shots from beyond the arc.
Kawhi Leonard is someone who was a major contributor in this game. He totaled 20 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He played 30:00 mins played and totaled 7 rebounds. Leonard went 60.0% from the floor and also dished out 5 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this contest for the Clippers was Ivica Zubac. He snagged 10 rebounds in his 30:09 min on the hardwood. He ended up going 66.7% from the field in this contest by going 8-of-12 (18 points). When this game wrapped up, Zubac earned 3 assists.
Los Angeles enters this game with a win-loss record of 46-23 for the year. They are losing possession via turnover 13.3 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 19.4 fouls per game. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling down 44.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,682 assists for the campaign, which is 17th in the league in terms of passing. The Clippers are hitting 41.5% on shots from beyond the arc (985 of 2,375) and 84.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 114.0 points per contest (11th in basketball) while shooting 48.2% from the field. When they are on defense, the Clippers are forcing 12.8 turnovers every game while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. The Clippers are allowing a FG percentage of 46.3% (882 of 1,257) and they concede 41.1 boards per contest as a group. They rank 3rd in basketball in allowing assists with 1,576 relinquished so far this year. They are surrendering 35.7% from 3-point land and they are ranked 4th in the league in points per game from their opponents (107.8).
When they last played, the Charlotte Hornets took a defeat with a final score of 117-112 against the Denver Nuggets. The Hornets were able to collect 34 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards totaling 49 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 17 times, while earning 9 steals in the matchup. The Nuggets had 19 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Hornets to the charity stripe for 20 tries. They were able to convert 17 of those for a percentage of 85.0%. In the matter of three-point shots, Charlotte made 11 out of their 39 attempts (28.2%). In all, the Hornets finished 42 for 91 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.2%. The Hornets permitted the Nuggets to make 41 out of 83 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 49.4% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 39.4% from 3-point land by going 13 of 33 and finished the game at 22 out of 26 at the charity stripe (84.6%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Charlotte allowed Denver to get 38 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Terry Rozier was important for the Hornets for this contest. He knocked down 8 of 18 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, and tallied 3 rebounds. Rozier scored 21 points in his 40:50 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 5 assists for this contest. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Charlotte was Jalen McDaniels. He finished with 2 assists in his 24:44 mins on the court, and he converted 7 out of 9 from the floor. McDaniels finished going 77.8% from the floor in addition to earning 15 points and 4 boards.
Charlotte has a record of 33-36 for the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Hornets are shooting 45.8% from the field, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Charlotte has accounted for 7,572 points for the season (109.7 per game) and they grab 43.8 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 26.9 times per game (4th in basketball) and they turn it over 15.0 times per contest. The Hornets are committing 18.1 fouls per game and they shoot 75.9% from the free throw line. The Hornets on defense are ranked 11th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 111.2. The Charlotte defense surrenders 36.4% on 3-pointers (995 of 2,734) and their opponents are converting on 74.4% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 27.1 dimes and 45.0 rebounds per game, which ranks them 30th and 19th in the league. They have forced 14.8 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.7% from the floor (16th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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