Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 12/3/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Friday, December 3, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Clippers (11-11) are on their way to STAPLES Center on Friday where they will take on the Los Angeles Lakers (12-11).
The Clippers faced off with the Kings and went home with a loss by a final score of 124-115 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Clippers ended up with 15 while the Kings recorded 11 fouls. They also made 15 out of their 38 shots from beyond the perimeter. Sacramento finished the game shooting 85.0% at the free throw line by making 17 of their 20 tries. On top of that, Sacramento had 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Sacramento doled out 38 dimes and had 28 steals for this contest. Regarding defending, Los Angeles allowed 52.3% from the floor on 46 of 88 shooting. They also doled out 35 assists in this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 1 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 49 with 17 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Clippers converted 12 of 16 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. Los Angeles wrapped up the game having earned a 47.0% field goal percentage (47 of 100) and converted 9 of their 31 three-point shots.
Ivica Zubac is a player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He ended up with 17 points on 8 out of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 24 minutes played and snagged 7 boards. Zubac finished the game shooting 80.0% from the floor but didn't record a dime.
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Los Angeles will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 11-11 on the year. They lose possession via turnover 15.1 times per game and as a unit they are committing 17.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Los Angeles is collecting 45.1 boards per game and has tallied 502 assists on the year, which ranks 20th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Clippers are shooting 34.8% on shots from 3-point land (281 of 808) and 80.2% from the charity stripe. They average 105.6 points per contest (22nd in basketball) while connecting on 44.6% from the field.
Defensively, the Clippers are able to force 15.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.2 personal fouls. They relinquish 33.8% on shots from downtown while they are 6th in the league in points per game allowed (104.5). The Clippers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 43.8% (874 of 1,995) and they concede 46.7 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 10th in the NBA in allowing assists with 489 relinquished this year.
In their last game, the Lakers got the win with a final of 117-92 when they played the Kings. With respect to cleaning up the glass, Los Angeles permitted Sacramento to grab 31 in total (9 on the offensive glass). They went 20.7% from distance by going 6 out of 29 and finished the contest at 16 out of 22 at the free throw line (72.7%). The Lakers allowed the Kings to bury 35 of 79 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.3% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Lakers finished shooting 46 for 92 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Los Angeles buried 11 of their 28 tries (39.3%). They were able to make 14 of those for a percentage of 70.0%. The Kings earned 19 personal fouls in this contest which got the Lakers to the charity stripe for a total of 20 tries. They also turned it over 14 times, while getting 10 steals in the game. The Lakers were able to collect 37 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 for the matchup.
Anthony Davis ended up being a factor for the Lakers for the matchup. Davis recorded 25 points in his 35 mins on the hardwood and totaled 3 assists for the contest. He converted 12 out of 22 in this game for a field goal rate of 54.5%, and earned 7 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 12-11 so far this season. As an offense, the Lakers are connecting on 46.2% from the field, which ranks 8th in the league. Los Angeles has earned 2,566 points this year (111.6 per contest) and they pull down 46.4 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.3 times per game (7th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.0 times per contest. The Lakers commit 20.5 fouls per game while shooting 74.0% from the charity stripe.
The Los Angeles defense concedes 34.2% on three-point shots (294 of 859) and their opposition knocks down 73.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 25.7 dimes and 48.2 boards every game, which is ranked 28th and 29th in basketball. The Lakers on the defensive end are ranked 27th in basketball in PPG given up with 113.2. They are forcing 16.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.1% from the field (18th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take The Clippers
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