San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 1/5/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio (+4)
STAPLES Center is the venue where and the Los Angeles Clippers (5-2) will take on the San Antonio Spurs (2-4) on Tuesday. San Antonio opens this matchup as 4-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 226.
The San Antonio Spurs played the Utah Jazz and took a loss by a final of 130-109 in their last contest. San Antonio finished the contest having earned a 41.9% FG percentage (44 of 105) and knocked down 6 of 19 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Spurs made 15 of 21 shots for a percentage of 71.4%. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 45 with 14 of them being offensive. They also recorded 23 assists in this matchup as well as getting 13 steals and 4 rejections. With regard to defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to go 55.1% from the field on 49 out of 89 shooting. Utah totaled 29 dimes and had 4 steals for this game. Moreover, the Jazz had 57 rebounds (9 offensive, 48 defensive) and earned 11 blocks. Utah ended up shooting 57.9% from the free throw line by burying 11 of their 19 shots. They also converted 21 of their 41 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Keldon Johnson is a guy who came through for the matchup. He scored 22 points on 10 of 16 shooting. He played 27:45 minutes and totaled 7 boards. Johnson finished the game at 62.5% from the field and earned 2 dimes. Someone else that had an impact in this game for the Spurs was DeMar DeRozan. He had 5 rebounds and had 4 dimes. He ended up going 52.9% from the field in this contest via 9-of-17 (19 points). When the final whistle blew, DeRozan was on the court for 26:46 min.
San Antonio steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 2-4 for the campaign. They are giving up possession 12.2 times per game and as a group they commit 19.2 personal fouls per contest. As a team, San Antonio is grabbing 46.2 boards per contest and has accumulated 161 assists on the campaign, which is 11th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Spurs are shooting 37.2% on 3-point shots (64 of 172) and 76.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 110.7 points per contest (16th in the NBA) while shooting 45.1% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Spurs have forced 13.5 turnovers per game while drawing 20.2 personal fouls. They are ranked 20th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 155 relinquished this season. The Spurs defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.6% (81 of 121) and they concede 51.0 boards per contest as a team. They concede 41.1% on 3-point shots and they are 21st in basketball in PPG allowed (115.2).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Los Angeles Clippers took home the win by a final score of 112-107 against the Phoenix Suns. The Clippers were able to collect 29 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 in the game. They rejected 2 attempts while getting 5 steals in the game. The Suns were called for 22 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Clippers to the charity stripe for a total of 19 tries. They were able to make 15 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 78.9%. In terms of shots from distance, Los Angeles converted 17 of their 29 attempts (58.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Clippers went 40 for 83 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.2%. The Clippers allowed the Suns to convert 37 of their 75 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.3% for the matchup. They finished 30.3% from beyond the perimeter by going 10 out of 33 and walked away from this one shooting 23 out of 28 from the charity stripe (82.1%). In the matter of rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Phoenix to grab 40 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Paul George ended up being a factor for the Clippers for this game. He made 15 out of 24 for the contest giving him a rate of 62.5%, which gave him 39 points. George pulled down 3 rebounds in his 38:19 minutes of playing time and tallied 4 assists for the game. An additional guy that was important for Los Angeles was Kawhi Leonard. He ended up walking away with 15 points in 34:09 minutes on the hardwood by way of 4 out of 21 from the floor in the matchup. Leonard walked away from this one going 19.0% from the field as well as earning 3 assists and 6 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 5-2 on the campaign. Los Angeles has totaled 774 points this season (110.6 per game) and they pull in 41.0 boards per game. The Clippers commit 23.4 fouls per game and they connect on 81.3% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Clippers are shooting 46.8% from the field, which ranks 11th in the league. They are getting an assist 24.6 times per contest (12th in basketball) and they cough up possession 13.9 times per contest. The Clippers on the defensive end are ranked 11th in the NBA in points given up per game with 108.6. The Los Angeles defense allows 32.7% on shots from beyond the arc (84 of 257) and their opponents are connecting on 80.2% of their free throw shots. They concede 22.7 dimes and 42.4 rebounds every game, which is ranked 8th and 8th in the league. They are able to force 14.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.8% from the floor (17th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-4) and over 226 points
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