Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 11/12/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
The Los Angeles Clippers will compete against the Brooklyn Nets at Crypto.com Arena on Saturday.
The Nets faced the Knicks and went home with a win by a final score of 112-85 in their last contest. When it comes to fouls, the Nets ended up finishing with 22 and the Knicks finished the game with 18 fouls. They made 12 out of their 43 tries from beyond the arc. New York walked away from this one shooting 65.4% at the charity stripe by knocking down 17 of their 26 shots. Moreover, New York grabbed 46 rebounds (11 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 5 blocks. New York recorded 21 assists and had 5 steals for this contest. In reference to defense, Brooklyn allowed their opponent to shoot 32.2% from the floor on 28 of 87 shooting. They also recorded 30 assists in the game in addition to forcing 15 turnovers and having 11 steals. When talking about pulling down boards, they compiled 55 with 11 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Nets buried 14 of 20 shots for a rate of 70.0%. Brooklyn ended having earned a 48.3% FG percentage (42 of 87) and made 14 of 34 3-pointers.
Kevin Durant is one guy who played a role for the contest. Durant went 52.6% from the floor and earned 12 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes and pulled down 12 boards. He left the arena with 29 points on 10 of 19 shooting.
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Brooklyn comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 5-7 this year. They are averaging 110.7 points per outing (19th in the league) while hitting 47.6% from the field. The Nets are hitting 35.7% on shots from distance (138 of 387) and 81.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Brooklyn is collecting 40.8 boards per contest and has racked up 307 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 9th in basketball in terms of passing. They cough up possession 13.8 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 22.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 15.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.4 fouls. They surrender 37.8% on 3-pointers and they are 10th in basketball in PPG allowed (109.3). The Nets are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.9% (460 of 1,047) and they relinquish 45.2 boards per game as a group. They rank 12th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 276 relinquished this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Clippers took home the win by a final score of 114-101 against the Lakers. The Clippers were able to collect 35 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in this game. They also turned it over 15 times, while getting 10 steals in the matchup. The Lakers had 20 personal fouls for this contest which took the Clippers to the charity stripe for a total of 26 attempts. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 76.9%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the arc, Los Angeles buried 12 of their 33 attempts (36.4%). When all was said and done, the Clippers finished 41 out of 80 from the floor which had them at 51.3%. The Clippers permitted the Lakers to convert 40 out of their 88 tries from the field which had them at 45.5% for the matchup. They finished 31.3% from three-point range by going 10 out of 32 and finished the game at 11 out of 17 from the free throw line (64.7%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Los Angeles permitted Los Angeles to get 43 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Paul George ended up being a major contributor for the Clippers for this contest. George scored 29 points in his 36 mins on the hardwood and earned 4 assists for the game. He buried 10 of 17 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 58.8%, and added 6 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a record of 7-5 on the season. When it comes to offense, the Clippers are hitting on 47.7% from the floor, which ranks them 6th in basketball. Los Angeles has accounted for 1,256 points so far this year (104.7 per game) and they grab 42.3 boards per game. They are getting an assist 21.5 times per contest (27th in the league) and they turn the ball over 15.7 times per game. The Clippers commit 20.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 73.8% from the free throw line.
The Los Angeles defense gives up 34.1% from downtown (146 of 428) and their opposition knocks down 75.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 23.7 assists and 44.5 total boards per game, which is 10th and 18th in the league. The Clippers are ranked 5th in the league in points allowed per contest with 107.0. They have forced 13.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.6% from the floor (6th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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