Los Angeles Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 3/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-5.5)
The San Antonio Spurs (22-18) play the Los Angeles Clippers (28-16) at AT&T Center on Thursday. Los Angeles opens this game as 5.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 220.5.
The Los Angeles Clippers faced the Atlanta Hawks and walked away with a win by a score of 119-110 in their last contest. Los Angeles finished the contest having earned a 49.4% FG percentage (42 of 85) and converted 17 of 38 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Clippers converted 18 of their 20 shots for a percentage of 90.0%. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned 44 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 26 assists in the matchup as well as forcing 7 turnovers and earning 4 steals. When it comes to defending, Los Angeles allowed the other team to shoot 45.3% from the field on 43 of 95 shooting. Atlanta earned 21 assists and had 3 steals for this game. Additionally, Atlanta pulled down 48 rebounds (15 offensive, 33 defensive) and earned 7 blocked shots. Atlanta walked away from this one shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe by making 12 of 16 tries. They also converted 12 of 34 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Kawhi Leonard is someone who played a role for this game. He recorded 25 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He played for 33:28 minutes and pulled down 7 rebounds. Leonard shot 57.1% from the floor and distributed 5 dimes. One more player that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Clippers was Marcus Morris. He snagged 2 rebounds in his 27:03 minutes on the basketball court. He ended up shooting 54.5% from the floor in the matchup by going 6-of-11 (19 points). When the final whistle blew, Morris had 1 assist.
Los Angeles enters this one with a win-loss mark of 28-16 on the season. They turn the ball over 13.0 times per game and as a team they are committing 19.1 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling down 44.0 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,071 dimes this year, which is 16th in basketball in terms of passing. The Clippers are hitting 41.4% on three-point shots (633 of 1,528) and 84.4% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 114.8 points per contest (8th in the league) while connecting on 48.3% from the field. On defense, the Clippers have forced 13.0 turnovers per game and they draw 17.9 fouls. The Clippers defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 47.0% (573 of 788) and they concede 41.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 12th in the league in allowing assists with 1,027 surrendered on the campaign. They are giving up 36.4% on 3-pointers and they are 6th in the NBA in PPG allowed (109.3).
When they last played, the San Antonio Spurs went home defeated by a final of 100-97 when they played the Charlotte Hornets. The Spurs snagged 33 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in this contest. They turned the ball over 14 times, while getting 5 steals in the matchup. The Hornets were called for 14 fouls for the game which took the Spurs to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to knock down 14 of them for a percentage of 82.4%. In reference to shots from downtown, San Antonio converted 11 of 32 tries (34.4%). When the game finished, the Spurs went 36 out of 78 from the floor which had them sitting at 46.2%. The Spurs allowed the Hornets to bury 34 of 81 tries from the floor which had them at 42.0% for this game. They went 37.5% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 12 out of 32 and finished the contest at 20 of 23 from the free throw line (87.0%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, San Antonio allowed Charlotte to pull down 40 overall (7 offensive).
DeMar DeRozan ended up being a major contributor for the Spurs for this game. He knocked down 11 of 16 in the matchup for a rate of 68.8%, and tallied 2 rebounds. DeRozan recorded 28 points in his 34:59 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 5 dimes for the game. One more player that ended being a contributor for San Antonio was Derrick White. He ended up finishing with 1 assist in his 35:39 mins on the court, and he shot 7 of 11 from the floor. White wrapped this one up going 63.6% from the field while collecting 21 points and 3 rebounds.
San Antonio has a record of 22-18 on the campaign. The Spurs commit 17.3 personal fouls every game and they shoot 78.8% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 24.6 times per contest (17th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.4 times per game. San Antonio has tallied 4,399 pts this season (110.0 per game) and they pull in 44.2 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Spurs are hitting on 45.8% from the field, which is 19th in the league. The Spurs are ranked 8th in the league in points allowed per contest with 110.1. They are able to force 13.8 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.5% from the floor (13th in basketball). The San Antonio defense concedes 37.5% on shots from distance (507 of 1,353) and their opponents are connecting on 74.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 24.6 dimes and 47.7 boards every game, which ranks them 14th and 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-5.5)
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