Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 1/8/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-4)
The Golden State Warriors (4-4) host the Los Angeles Clippers (6-3) at Chase Center on Friday. Golden State opens this game as 4-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 232.
The Los Angeles Clippers played the Golden State Warriors and took home the win by a score of 108-101 in their last contest. Los Angeles finished with a 44.4% field goal percentage (36 out of 81) and converted 11 out of their 34 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Clippers made 25 of their 25 attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. When discussing hauling in boards, they compiled 48 with 12 of them being offensive. They also distributed 19 assists for the contest as well as getting 6 steals and 3 blocked shots. In reference to the defense, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 45.3% from the floor on 39 of 86 shooting. Golden State totaled 25 assists and had 10 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Warriors snagged 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Golden State finished 78.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 15 of 19 tries. They buried 8 of their 30 attempts from 3-point range.
Paul George is one guy who played a role for the game. He left the arena with 21 points on 5 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 38:32 mins and also totaled 12 rebounds. George went 33.3% from the floor and also earned 2 dimes. One more player that had an impact in this contest for the Clippers was Kawhi Leonard. He pulled down 4 rebounds and earned 4 assists. He ended up shooting 58.3% from the floor for the contest by hitting 7-of-12 (21 points). In all, Leonard played 34:31 minutes.
Los Angeles will play this contest with a record of 6-3 so far this season. They currently have an average of 110.6 points per contest (17th in the NBA) while hitting 46.9% from the field. The Clippers are shooting 40.8% on shots from 3-point land (127 of 311) and 84.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling down 42.2 boards per game and has accounted for 220 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 4th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 14.4 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 22.9 fouls per game. On defense, the Clippers are able to force 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 34.3% from beyond the arc while they are 11th in basketball in PPG allowed (108.6). The Clippers defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.8% (125 of 162) and they surrender 41.8 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 24th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 207 relinquished on the year.
In their last game, the Golden State Warriors took a loss by a score of 108-101 when they faced the Los Angeles Clippers. The Warriors pulled down 27 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 35 in this matchup. They also turned away 2 attempts while earning 10 steals for this game. The Clippers were called for 26 personal fouls in the game which took the Warriors to the free throw line for 19 tries. They were able to knock down 15 of those for a rate of 78.9%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Golden State made 8 out of 30 tries (26.7%). When the game finished, the Warriors ended up shooting 39 for 86 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.3%. The Warriors permitted the Clippers to knock down 36 of 81 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.4% for this contest. They shot 32.4% from distance via 11 out of 34 and finished the game at 25 of 25 at the charity stripe (100.0%). Concerning rebounding, Golden State permitted Los Angeles to grab 48 in total (12 offensive).
Andrew Wiggins pitched in for the Warriors in this contest. He buried 8 out of 12 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, which earned him 19 points. Wiggins had 2 boards in his 33:55 minutes of time on the court and tallied 3 dimes in this game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Golden State was Eric Paschall. He ended up walking away with 19 points in 20:07 mins played by going 7 of 14 from the floor for this contest. Paschall walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field while earning 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
Golden State has a win-loss mark of 4-4 for the campaign. Golden State has 916 points for the year (114.5 per game) and they collect 43.9 boards per game. The Warriors commit 24.8 fouls per game and they shoot 79.9% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Warriors are hitting on 44.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 24th in the NBA. They are dishing out assists 24.3 times per contest (16th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 14.3 times per contest. The Warriors on the defensive side of the court are 27th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 119.5. The Golden State defense surrenders 39.7% on 3-point shots (120 of 302) and their opponents are converting on 78.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 21.9 assists and 50.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 3rd and 30th in the league. They have forced 16.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.7% from the field (9th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Golden State (+4) and under 232 points
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