Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 1/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-3.5)
Chase Center is the venue where and the Golden State Warriors (4-3) will play the Los Angeles Clippers (5-2) on Wednesday. Los Angeles opens this contest as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 230.
The Los Angeles Clippers took the court against the Phoenix Suns and walked away with a win by a score of 112-107 in their last contest. Los Angeles walked away from the game with a 48.2% FG percentage (40 of 83) and converted 17 out of their 29 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Clippers buried 15 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 78.9%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 37 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 24 assists for the matchup while having 5 steals and 2 blocks. In relation to defending, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 49.3% from the field on 37 of 75 shooting. Phoenix distributed 23 dimes and had 4 steals in the matchup. On top of that, the Suns collected 40 rebounds (7 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Phoenix finished shooting 82.1% from the charity stripe by making 23 of 28 attempts. They converted 10 of their 33 attempts from distance.
Paul George is a player who came through in the matchup. He left the arena with 39 points on 15 out of 24 shooting. He saw the court for 38:19 minutes played and collected 3 boards. George finished the game shooting 62.5% from the field and dished out 4 dimes. Another guy that had an impact in the game for the Clippers was Kawhi Leonard. He collected 6 boards and earned 3 dimes. He shot 19.0% from the floor for this game by going 4-of-21 (15 points). Overall, Leonard played for 34:09 min.
Los Angeles comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 5-2 for the campaign. The Clippers are shooting 41.7% on shots from 3-point land (101 of 242) and 81.3% from the charity stripe. They average 110.6 points per outing (19th in basketball) while hitting 46.8% from the field. They turn it over 13.9 times per game and as a unit are committing 23.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Los Angeles is snagging 41.0 rebounds per contest and has racked up 172 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 13th in basketball in terms of passing. On defense, the Clippers are forcing 14.4 turnovers every game while drawing 18.3 fouls. They are ranked 14th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 159 relinquished on the season. The Clippers are giving up a FG percentage of 45.8% (101 of 128) and they concede 42.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are relinquishing 32.7% on 3-point shots while they are 12th in basketball in PPG allowed (108.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the Golden State Warriors got the victory with a final of 137-106 when they played the Sacramento Kings. The Warriors snagged 45 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 48 in the matchup. They stuffed 6 tries while recording 4 steals for the contest. The Kings earned 20 personal fouls for this game which got the Warriors to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 85.7%. With respect to three-point attempts, Golden State buried 23 of their 43 tries (53.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Warriors finished shooting 51 for 97 from the field which had them sitting at 52.6%. The Warriors permitted the Kings to convert 34 of their 90 tries from the floor which left them shooting 37.8% for the game. They finished 28.6% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 10 of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 28 out of 39 from the charity stripe (71.8%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Golden State allowed Sacramento to grab 52 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Stephen Curry pitched in for the Warriors for this game. He made 9 out of 18 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which had him finishing with 30 points. Curry grabbed 9 rebounds in his 30:34 minutes of playing time and accounted for 8 dimes for the contest. One more player that was important for Golden State was Kelly Oubre. He totaled 18 points in 25:31 mins on the hardwood by way of 6 out of 13 shooting for the matchup. Oubre ended up shooting 46.2% from the floor in addition to earning 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Golden State has a win-loss record of 4-3 this season. The Warriors have committed 25.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 80.0% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 24.1 times per contest (17th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.4 times per game. Golden State has 815 pts for the year (116.4 per contest) and they collect 45.1 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Warriors are connecting on 43.9% from the field, which ranks them 25th in the league. The Warriors on defense are ranked 29th in the league in PPG given up with 121.1. They are able to force 16.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (11th in the league). The Golden State defense gives up 40.7% on shots from 3-point land (109 of 268) and opponents are connecting on 75.9% of their foul shots. They give up 22.3 dimes and 51.3 total rebounds per game, which is 4th and 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Golden State (+3.5)
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