Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 2/25/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Clippers (30-31) are en route to Crypto.com Arena on Friday where they will attempt to beat the Los Angeles Lakers (27-31).
The Clippers faced the Rockets and notched a win by a score of 142-111 in their last game. Los Angeles walked away from the game having earned a 55.4% field goal percentage (51 of 92) and knocked down 18 of their 35 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Clippers converted 22 of 26 shots for a percentage of 84.6%. With regard to getting rebounds, they compiled 50 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 34 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 2 turnovers and having 12 steals. When discussing defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to shoot 46.2% from the floor on 42 out of 91 shooting. Houston recorded 35 dimes and had 29 steals for this contest. Moreover, Houston pulled down 23 rebounds (12 offensive, 11 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Houston finished the game at 73.7% at the charity stripe by making 14 of their 19 tries. They knocked down 13 out of their 37 attempts from beyond the arc. When it comes to fouls, the Clippers ended up finishing with 16 while the Rockets had 18 fouls.
Luke Kennard is one player who had an impact in the game. He ended up walking away with 25 points on 8 of 11 shooting. He played for 23 mins but didn't pull down any rebounds. Kennard ended up going 72.7% from the field and also dished out 3 dimes.
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Los Angeles steps onto the court with a record of 30-31 on the year. They are averaging 106.9 points per game (23rd in the league) while going 45.5% from the floor. The Clippers are connecting on 36.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (757 of 2,088) and 78.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Los Angeles is snagging 43.9 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,440 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 14th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 14.2 times per game and as a group they commit 18.6 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Clippers are able to force 14.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.6 fouls. They give up 33.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 11th in the league in PPG allowed (107.7). The Clippers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.7% (2,475 of 5,535) and they surrender 47.6 boards per contest as a group. They are ranked 18th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,460 conceded for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Lakers took home the win by a final score of 106-101 when they faced the Jazz. The Lakers pulled down 32 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 in the game. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while earning 9 steals in this contest. The Jazz earned 13 fouls for the contest which got the Lakers to the free throw line for a total of 22 shots. They were able to make 14 of those for a clip of 63.6%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Los Angeles buried 10 of 36 attempts (27.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Lakers went 41 out of 86 from the field which gave them a rate of 47.7%. The Lakers permitted the Jazz to knock down 37 of 79 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 46.8% in this game. They finished 33.3% from distance by hitting 11 of 33 and finished the contest at 16 of 19 from the free throw line (84.2%). Concerning rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Utah to pull down 33 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
LeBron James pitched in for the Lakers in this contest. James totaled 33 points in his 40 mins on the court and accumulated 6 assists in this game. He converted 14 out of 23 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 60.9%, and had 8 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a record of 27-31 this season. As an offense, the Lakers are shooting 46.6% from the field, which is ranked 9th in the league. Los Angeles has accounted for 6,433 points this season (110.9 per game) and they average 44.8 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 24.2 times per game (15th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.7 times per game. The Lakers commit 20.1 fouls per game and they connect on 72.0% from the free throw line.
The Los Angeles defense surrenders 34.4% on 3-pointers (730 of 2,123) and their opponents are connecting on 74.7% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 25.7 assists and 47.1 rebounds per game, which is ranked 26th and 27th in the league. The Lakers on the defensive end are ranked 26th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 112.4. They are able to force 14.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the field (16th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take The Clippers
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