Los Angeles Clippers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 12/5/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Monday, December 5, 2022
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Charlotte
The Charlotte Hornets will go up against the Los Angeles Clippers at Spectrum Center on Monday.
The Clippers took the court against the Kings and went home with a loss by a final score of 123-96 in their last game. In relation to personal fouls, the Clippers walked away with 23 while the Kings totaled 22 personal fouls. They also made 11 out of their 32 attempts from three-point range. Sacramento shot 66.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 20 of 30 attempts. Moreover, Sacramento collected 46 boards (8 offensive, 38 defensive) and got 3 blocks. Sacramento doled out 31 dimes and had 7 steals in this contest. Pertaining to defending, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 51.7% from the field on 46 out of 89 shooting. They also dished out 15 assists in this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and having 4 steals. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 50 with 17 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Clippers knocked down 21 of 26 tries for a percentage of 80.8%. Los Angeles wrapped up the contest with a 35.5% FG percentage (33 out of 93) and converted 9 out of their 33 shots from distance.
Ivica Zubac is someone who was a contributor in this game. Zubac walked away from this one shooting 83.3% from the field and dished out 1 assist. He played 27 minutes and collected 15 boards. He notched 13 points on 5 out of 6 shooting.
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Los Angeles will play this game with a record of 13-11 this season. They have an average of 106.7 points per contest (30th in the league) while shooting 46.8% from the floor. The Clippers are hitting 35.5% on shots from downtown (268 of 755) and 74.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Los Angeles is grabbing 43.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 537 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 22nd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 15.9 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.3 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Clippers are forcing 13.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.3 personal fouls. They are 16th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 575 relinquished this season. The Clippers defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 45.3% (966 of 2,133) and they relinquish 43.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They give up 34.3% on three-point shots and they rank 5th in the NBA in PPG allowed (108.5).
The last time they took the court, the Hornets went home defeated by a final of 105-96 when they faced the Bucks. When talking about team rebounding, Charlotte allowed Milwaukee to collect 47 overall (8 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 37.5% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 12 of 32 and walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 19 from the free throw line (78.9%). The Hornets allowed the Bucks to knock down 39 out of 83 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 47.0% in this contest. Overall, the Hornets finished shooting 34 for 87 from the field which had them sitting at 39.1%. Regarding three-point shots, Charlotte knocked down 5 of their 24 attempts (20.8%). They were able to bury 23 of those for a clip of 88.5%. The Bucks had 17 fouls in the game which took the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 26 attempts. They turned the ball over 14 times, while earning 9 steals for the contest. The Hornets snagged 35 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 44 for the game.
Mason Plumlee pitched in for the Hornets in this contest. Plumlee recorded 13 points in his 30 mins on the court and totaled 3 dimes for this game. He knocked down 6 out of 9 in this contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and had 11 rebounds.
Charlotte has a win-loss record of 7-16 on the year. The Hornets are committing 21.1 fouls every game and they connect on 74.0% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 24.9 times per game (12th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 14.8 times per contest. Charlotte has accounted for 2,506 pts for the campaign (109.0 per game) and they pull down 45.4 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Hornets are hitting on 44.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 30th in the league.
The Hornets on defense are ranked 20th in basketball in points allowed per game with 115.0. They are able to force 15.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (18th in the NBA). The Charlotte defense allows 33.7% on shots from 3-point land (270 of 801) and opponents are connecting on 79.8% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 25.7 dimes and 46.4 boards every game, which ranks them 20th and 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Charlotte
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