Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 2/3/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
Crypto.com Arena is the site where the Los Angeles Clippers (26-27) will attempt to beat the Los Angeles Lakers (24-27) on Thursday.
The Lakers faced off with the Hawks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 129-121 in their last game. In reference to personal fouls, the Lakers ended up walking away with 24 and the Hawks totaled 12 personal fouls. They also buried 10 of 31 tries from distance. Atlanta ended up shooting 65.6% at the charity stripe by burying 21 of 32 shots. In addition, Atlanta collected 37 rebounds (8 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Atlanta dished out 45 assists and had 31 steals for this contest. With respect to the defense, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 58.3% from the field on 49 out of 84 shooting. They also dished out 29 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing 0 turnovers and having 5 steals. With regard to grabbing boards, they earned 38 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Lakers made 12 of their 23 attempts for a percentage of 52.2%. Los Angeles finished the game having earned a 54.0% FG percentage (47 of 87) and converted 15 out of their 35 shots from 3-point land.
Malik Monk is a guy who was a major factor for the contest. Monk ended up shooting 63.2% from the floor and recorded 5 dimes. He was on the court for 38 mins and snagged 10 rebounds. He walked away with 33 points on 12 of 19 shooting.
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Los Angeles will enter this contest with a record of 24-27 for the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 14.8 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 20.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Los Angeles is grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,226 dimes this season, which ranks 14th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Lakers are connecting on 34.9% on shots from beyond the arc (617 of 1,770) and 73.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 111.0 points per outing (11th in the NBA) while connecting on 46.4% from the field.
Defensively, the Lakers are able to force 14.9 turnovers per game and they draw 19.7 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 34.4% on 3-pointers and they are 27th in basketball in opponents points per game (112.6). The Lakers are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.6% (2,102 of 4,609) and they surrender 47.1 rebounds per contest as a group. They rank 28th in the league in giving up assists with 1,318 surrendered for the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Clippers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 122-116 against the Pacers. In the matter of attacking the glass, Los Angeles permitted Indiana to snag 39 overall (11 on the offensive glass). They finished 48.3% from 3-point land via 14 of 29 and finished the game at 8 of 12 from the free throw line (66.7%). The Clippers permitted the Pacers to make 50 out of their 95 tries from the field which had them shooting 52.6% for this game. When the game finished, the Clippers shot 45 out of 96 from the floor which had them shooting 46.9%. In regard to 3-point shots, Los Angeles converted 15 of their 44 tries (34.1%). They were able to knock down 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 84.6%. The Pacers committed 11 fouls for the game which took the Clippers to the charity stripe for 13 tries. They coughed it up 9 times, while earning 7 steals for the game. The Clippers corralled 31 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 41 for this game.
Amir Coffey was important for the Clippers for the contest. He made 9 out of 14 for the game for a rate of 64.3%, and earned 5 rebounds. Coffey earned 27 points in his 35 minutes of playing time and had 4 dimes for the matchup.
Los Angeles has a record of 26-27 for the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Clippers are hitting on 44.9% from the floor, which is 22nd in basketball. Los Angeles has accumulated 5,624 pts for the season (106.1 per game) and they grab 44.1 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 23.2 times per game (18th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per contest. The Clippers have committed 18.6 personal fouls every game and they hit 79.0% from the charity stripe.
The Clippers on the defensive end are ranked 10th in the league in points per game surrendered with 106.8. They are able to force 14.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.2% from the floor (7th in the NBA). The Los Angeles defense concedes 33.1% on 3-pointers (602 of 1,817) and their opponents are converting on 79.1% of their foul shots. They have allowed 24.0 dimes and 48.0 rebounds every game, which ranks them 12th and 29th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take the Lakers
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