Los Angeles Clippers vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 4/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-3.5)
The Los Angeles Clippers (37-18) go to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday where they'll take on the Indiana Pacers (25-27). Los Angeles opens this matchup as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 223.5.
The Los Angeles Clippers faced off with the Detroit Pistons and took home the win by a score of 131-124 in their last game. Los Angeles walked away from the contest with a 62.5% FG percentage (50 out of 80) and converted 15 of 26 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Clippers made 16 of their 21 shots for a rate of 76.2%. In terms of hauling in rebounds, they earned 37 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 35 dimes in the matchup in addition to creating 12 turnovers and getting 4 steals. With regard to defending, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 52.9% from the field on 46 out of 87 shooting. Detroit earned 33 assists and had 12 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Detroit totaled 31 rebounds (12 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Detroit shot 89.5% at the free throw line by converting 17 of their 19 tries. They knocked down 15 out of their 32 attempts from beyond the arc.
Marcus Morris is a guy who was a major contributor in this contest. He finished with 33 points on 13 out of 18 shooting. He played 36:00 minutes played and collected 6 boards. Morris ended up going 72.2% from the floor but didn't record a dime. Someone else that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Clippers was Paul George. He grabbed 3 rebounds in his 36:36 minutes on the court. He finished 48.0% from the field for this contest by going 12-of-25 (32 points). When the final whistle was blown, George had 9 assists.
Los Angeles steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 37-18 so far this season. They average 115.1 points per outing (4th in basketball) while connecting on 48.6% from the floor. The Clippers are shooting 42.1% on shots from downtown (797 of 1,895) and 83.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Los Angeles is snagging 44.1 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,342 dimes so far this season, which is 14th in the league in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 12.9 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Clippers are forcing 13.0 turnovers every game while drawing 17.9 personal fouls. The Clippers defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.7% (714 of 986) and they relinquish 40.9 boards per game as a team. They are 7th in basketball in allowing assists with 1,266 surrendered this year. They are conceding 36.2% from beyond the arc and they are 6th in the league in PPG allowed (108.3).
In their last game, the Indiana Pacers got the victory with a final of 132-125 when they played the Memphis Grizzlies. The Pacers were able to pull down 38 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards for a total of 53 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 5 steals in the matchup. The Grizzlies were called for 12 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Pacers to the charity stripe for a total of 17 shots. They were able to knock down 15 of those for a percentage of 88.2%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Indiana knocked down 13 of 37 attempts (35.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Pacers finished the game shooting 52 out of 99 from the field which gave them a percentage of 52.5%. The Pacers allowed the Grizzlies to bury 53 of 115 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.1% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 30.0% from 3-point land by shooting 6 out of 20 and finished the game at 13 out of 19 from the free throw line (68.4%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Indiana permitted Memphis to pull down 50 overall (24 offensive).
Caris LeVert was important for the Pacers in this game. He converted 14 out of 20 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 70.0%, and tallied 5 rebounds. LeVert had 34 points in his 34:43 mins on the hardwood and had 3 dimes in the matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Indiana was Malcolm Brogdon. He finished with 11 assists in his 38:40 mins on the court, and he put in 10 out of 21 from the floor. Brogdon ended up shooting 47.6% from the field in addition to collecting 29 points and 9 rebounds.
Indiana has a mark of 25-27 this season. Indiana has 5,902 pts for the year (113.5 per contest) and they average 42.1 boards per contest. The Pacers commit 20.3 fouls per contest and they shoot 78.7% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Pacers are connecting on 47.3% from the floor, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. They are dishing out assists 27.0 times per game (4th in basketball) and they cough up possession 13.9 times per contest. The Pacers on the defensive end are ranked 20th in the NBA in PPG given up with 113.7. They are forcing their opponents into 15.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.0% from the floor (20th in the NBA). The Indiana defense allows 37.4% on three-point shots (603 of 1,613) and opponents are connecting on 78.1% of their free throw shots. They give up 25.9 assists and 45.6 boards every game, which ranks them 24th and 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-3.5)
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