New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 4/3/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Sunday, April 3, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBA TV
The New Orleans Pelicans (34-43) are traveling to Crypto.com Arena on Sunday where they will go up against the Los Angeles Clippers (38-40).
The Pelicans faced the Lakers and earned the victory with a final of 114-111 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Pelicans ended up finishing with 21 while the Lakers finished the game with 15 personal fouls. They converted 11 of 27 attempts from downtown. Los Angeles finished the game shooting 71.0% from the free throw line by burying 22 of 31 attempts. Moreover, Los Angeles collected 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Los Angeles doled out 40 assists and had 24 steals in this matchup. When talking about defending, New Orleans allowed 47.6% from the field on 39 out of 82 shooting. They also dished out 23 assists for the contest as well as creating 1 turnovers and earning 8 steals. With regard to getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 37 with 4 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Pelicans knocked down 25 of 29 attempts for a rate of 86.2%. New Orleans walked away from the game having earned a 51.9% FG percentage (41 of 79) and made 7 of their 26 3-pointers.
Brandon Ingram is one player who came through for this contest. He finished with 29 points on 10 out of 17 shooting. He played for 35 mins played and collected 8 rebounds. Ingram went 58.8% from the field and also distributed 7 dimes.
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New Orleans steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 34-43 for the season. They are giving up possession 14.1 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 19.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, New Orleans is snagging 45.3 boards per game and is sitting with 1,921 dimes for the year, which ranks 12th in the league in terms of passing. The Pelicans are shooting 33.1% on shots from downtown (819 of 2,473) and 78.9% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 109.0 points per outing (20th in basketball) while hitting 45.7% from the field.
Defensively, the Pelicans are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers per game and they draw 20.4 personal fouls. They are 13th in the league in allowing assists with 1,876 surrendered for the campaign. The Pelicans defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.7% (3,079 of 6,598) and they relinquish 42.0 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 35.9% on 3-pointers while they are 13th in the league in PPG from their opponents (109.8).
The last time they took the court, the Clippers got the victory with a final of 153-119 against the Bucks. The Clippers corralled 28 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 in this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while getting 9 steals in this contest. The Bucks were called for 15 fouls in this contest which got the Clippers to the charity stripe for 24 shots. They were able to make 18 of the free throws for a percentage of 75.0%. When discussing shooting from distance, Los Angeles made 23 out of 43 attempts (53.5%). When all was said and done, the Clippers shot 56 out of 92 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 60.9%. The Clippers permitted the Bucks to make 50 out of their 94 attempts from the field which had them at 53.2% for this game. They finished the game shooting 32.0% from 3-point land by going 8 of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 18 at the free throw line (61.1%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Los Angeles permitted Milwaukee to snag 25 overall (13 offensive).
Robert Covington pitched in for the Clippers in this game. Covington had 43 points in his 46 minutes on the hardwood and added 2 assists in the game. He knocked down 15 out of 24 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and totaled 8 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss mark of 38-40 so far this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Clippers are connecting on 45.6% from the floor, which is 22nd in the NBA. Los Angeles has 8,403 points for the season (107.7 per game) and they grab 43.7 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.8 times per contest (18th in the league) and they turn it over 13.8 times per game. The Clippers commit 18.7 fouls per game while shooting 79.2% from the free throw line.
The Clippers defensively are ranked 11th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 108.9. They are forcing their opponents into 13.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.2% from the floor (6th in basketball). The Los Angeles defense allows 34.6% on 3-point attempts (916 of 2,646) and their opposition knocks down 77.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 24.1 dimes and 47.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 12th and 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New Orleans
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