New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 3/6/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
Crypto.com Arena is the location where the Los Angeles Clippers (34-31) will attempt to beat the New York Knicks (25-38) on Sunday.
The Knicks faced the Suns and took a loss by a score of 115-114 in their last game. Concerning fouls, the Knicks walked away with 22 and the Suns finished the game with 9 fouls. They also converted 17 out of their 34 tries from beyond the perimeter. Phoenix shot 81.5% at the charity stripe by converting 22 of 27 shots. In addition, Phoenix had 30 rebounds (3 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Phoenix distributed 33 dimes and had 28 steals in the matchup. When it comes to defending, New York allowed the other team to go 44.7% from the field on 38 of 85 shooting. They also recorded 23 assists for the matchup while forcing 3 turnovers and getting 7 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 49 with 12 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Knicks converted 21 of 30 attempts for a percentage of 70.0%. New York walked away from the game with a 46.5% field goal percentage (40 of 86) and buried 13 out of their 29 shots from distance.
Mitchell Robinson is someone who was a contributor in this matchup. Robinson ended up going 100.0% from the floor and totaled 1 assist. He saw the court for 37 minutes and also grabbed 15 rebounds. He recorded 17 points on 8 out of 8 shooting.
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New York enters this one with a mark of 25-38 so far this season. They are averaging 105.2 points per outing (27th in the NBA) while connecting on 43.4% from the field. The Knicks are connecting on 35.2% on 3-pointers (816 of 2,316) and 74.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, New York is grabbing 46.0 boards per game and has tallied 1,353 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 30th in the league in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 13.7 times per contest and as a group they are committing 20.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Knicks are able to force 12.7 turnovers per game and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 15th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,549 relinquished this season. The Knicks defense is allowing a FG percentage of 44.7% (2,432 of 5,445) and they concede 44.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 35.0% on 3-point shots while they are 9th in the NBA in points per game allowed (107.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Clippers walked away with a victory by a final of 132-111 when they played the Lakers. The Clippers were able to pull down 33 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 46 for the contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while getting 10 steals in this contest. The Lakers earned 14 fouls in this game which got the Clippers to the free throw line for a total of 15 shots. They were able to convert 13 of the free throw tries for a clip of 86.7%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Los Angeles knocked down 17 of their 27 tries (63.0%). Overall, the Clippers finished 51 for 93 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 54.8%. The Clippers permitted the Lakers to knock down 41 out of their 84 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 48.8% in this game. They finished 34.3% from downtown by shooting 12 of 35 and ended up going 17 out of 22 at the charity stripe (77.3%). With respect to rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Los Angeles to pull down 27 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Reggie Jackson ended up being a major contributor for the Clippers in this game. Jackson scored 36 points in his 35 minutes on the court and had 9 assists in this game. He buried 14 out of 30 in this contest for a field goal rate of 46.7%, and had 8 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 34-31 so far this season. As an offensive unit, the Clippers are shooting 45.6% from the floor, which is ranked 20th in the NBA. Los Angeles has accounted for 6,967 pts so far this year (107.2 per contest) and they average 44.4 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 23.7 times per contest (18th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.3 times per game. The Clippers commit 18.8 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 78.3% from the charity stripe.
The Clippers are ranked 10th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 107.4. They are forcing 13.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.5% from the floor (6th in the league). The Los Angeles defense allows 33.8% from downtown (756 of 2,238) and opponents are making 78.1% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 23.9 dimes and 47.2 total boards per game, 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 York
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