Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 3/3/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
Crypto.com Arena is the location where the Los Angeles Clippers (33-31) will take on the Los Angeles Lakers (27-34) on Thursday.
The Lakers took the court against the Mavericks and went home with a loss by a final score of 109-104 in their last game. Los Angeles finished the game with a 45.1% FG percentage (37 of 82) and converted 14 of their 34 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Lakers converted 16 of 20 shots for a rate of 80.0%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they collected 37 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 22 dimes for the game as well as forcing 7 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In relation to defense, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the field on 41 out of 82 shooting. Dallas totaled 45 dimes and had 24 steals for this contest. In addition, Dallas collected 35 rebounds (10 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Dallas finished the game shooting 63.0% at the charity stripe by converting 17 of 27 tries. They also converted 10 of 35 attempts from downtown. In relation to fouls, the Lakers finished with 20 while the Mavericks accounted for 13 fouls.
LeBron James is someone who was a contributor for the matchup. James finished the game at 55.6% from the floor and also earned 5 assists. He played for 38 mins played and also collected 12 rebounds. He had 26 points on 10 out of 18 shooting.
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Los Angeles enters this one with a record of 27-34 for the year. They turn it over 14.7 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling down 44.6 rebounds per game and has 1,460 assists on the season, which ranks 19th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Lakers are hitting 34.6% from downtown (725 of 2,094) and 72.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 110.4 points per game (13th in the league) on 46.4% from the floor.
On defense, the Lakers are forcing their opponents into 14.6 turnovers per game while drawing 20.0 fouls. They are ranked 24th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,570 conceded for the year. The Lakers are allowing a field goal percentage of 45.8% (2,522 of 5,505) and they surrender 47.1 boards per game as a group. They concede 34.5% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 24th in basketball in opponents points per game (112.4).
The last time they took the court, the Clippers took home the win by a final score of 113-100 when they faced the Rockets. When it comes to team rebounding, Los Angeles permitted Houston to grab 31 overall (14 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 33.3% from three-point range by connecting on 13 of 39 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 17 from the charity stripe (64.7%). The Clippers permitted the Rockets to make 38 out of 96 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 39.6% in the matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Clippers ended up shooting 42 for 96 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.8%. In reference to shooting from downtown, Los Angeles knocked down 13 of 31 tries (41.9%). They were able to knock down 16 of those for a percentage of 94.1%. The Rockets committed 13 fouls for the game which took the Clippers to the free throw line for 17 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while earning 7 steals for this game. The Clippers collected 38 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive boards totaling 55 for the matchup.
Ivica Zubac pitched in for the Clippers in the matchup. Zubac totaled 22 points in his 25 minutes of playing time and had 2 dimes for the game. He buried 8 out of 12 for this contest giving him a rate of 66.7%, and earned 12 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 33-31 for the campaign. The Clippers are responsible for committing 18.7 fouls every game and they go 78.1% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 23.5 times per contest (19th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.3 times per game. Los Angeles has totaled 6,835 points so far this season (106.8 per contest) and they collect 44.3 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Clippers are hitting on 45.5% from the floor, which is ranked 21st in the league.
The Los Angeles defense gives up 33.8% on three-point shots (744 of 2,203) and their opposition makes 78.1% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 23.8 dimes and 47.3 total rebounds per game, ranking them 12th and 28th in the NBA. The Clippers on defense are ranked 10th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 107.3. They are forcing 13.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.5% from the floor (6th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take the Clippers
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