New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers 11/29/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Monday, November 29, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
The Los Angeles Clippers (11-8) will compete against the New Orleans Pelicans (5-17) at STAPLES Center on Monday.
The Pelicans stepped onto the hardwood against the Jazz and took a loss by a score of 127-105 in their last contest. In regard to fouls, the Pelicans ended up walking away with 20 and the Jazz accounted for 18 fouls. They also converted 20 out of their 35 shots from distance. Utah ended up going 77.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 17 of 22 tries. Additionally, Utah pulled down 34 boards (7 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Utah distributed 41 assists and had 24 steals for this game. Regarding the defense, New Orleans allowed the other team to shoot 56.3% from the field on 45 out of 80 shooting. They also distributed 27 assists for the matchup while forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 45 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Pelicans made 17 of 21 shots for a rate of 81.0%. New Orleans finished the game having earned a 43.0% field goal percentage (40 out of 93) and buried 8 of their 35 3-point shots.
Jaxson Hayes is someone who was a contributor for this contest. He notched 15 points on 5 out of 6 shooting. He played for 8 mins and collected 4 rebounds. Hayes ended up going 83.3% from the floor and also earned 1 assist.
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New Orleans enters this game with a win-loss mark of 5-17 for the year. They are averaging 101.9 points per outing (27th in the league) on 42.5% from the floor. The Pelicans are shooting 33.4% from downtown (236 of 706) and 81.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, New Orleans is pulling down 46.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 519 assists this season, which has them ranked 4th in basketball in terms of passing. They are turning it over 15.5 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.0 fouls per game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Pelicans are able to force 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.1 fouls. They relinquish 36.9% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 22nd in basketball in PPG allowed (109.5). The Pelicans defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 46.5% (888 of 1,908) and they concede 44.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 27th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 540 surrendered so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Clippers took home the win by a final score of 107-96 when they faced the Pistons. The Clippers snagged 43 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 54 in the game. They also gave up possession 14 times, while getting 9 steals for the game. The Pistons were called for 15 personal fouls for the contest which took the Clippers to the charity stripe for 19 tries. They were able to knock down 18 of those for a percentage of 94.7%. When talking about shots from distance, Los Angeles buried 11 of their 38 tries (28.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Clippers finished the game shooting 39 for 91 from the field which had them sitting at 42.9%. The Clippers allowed the Pistons to convert 33 of 90 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 36.7% for this contest. They finished 24.2% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 8 out of 33 and finished the contest at 22 of 26 at the charity stripe (84.6%). In reference to rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Detroit to get 39 overall (13 on the offensive glass).
Ivica Zubac was important for the Clippers in the game. Zubac earned 10 points in his 22 minutes on the court and accounted for 2 dimes for the matchup. He buried 3 out of 4 for this game for a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and had 13 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 11-8 for the campaign. The Clippers are committing 17.7 personal fouls per contest while shooting 81.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 22.7 times per contest (18th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 14.7 times per game. Los Angeles has earned 2,014 points for the season (106.0 per game) and they grab 45.3 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Clippers are connecting on 44.4% from the floor, which ranks them 20th in the league.
The Clippers on defense are ranked 3rd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 102.5. They are able to force 15.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.0% from the floor (4th in the league). The Los Angeles defense gives up 32.6% on 3-point attempts (212 of 650) and opponents are connecting on 79.7% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 21.4 assists and 47.3 total boards per game, which has them ranked 3rd and 25th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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