San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 11/19/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
The Los Angeles Clippers are hosting the San Antonio Spurs at Crypto.com Arena on Saturday.
The Spurs played the Kings and ended up losing by a score of 130-112 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the Spurs walked away with 22 while the Kings totaled 15 fouls. They also made 12 out of their 30 tries from beyond the arc. Sacramento finished the game at 91.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 22 of 24 shots. Moreover, Sacramento had 37 rebounds (6 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Sacramento distributed 28 dimes and had 7 steals for this contest. When discussing defending, San Antonio let their opponent shoot 57.8% from the floor on 48 out of 83 shooting. They also distributed 29 assists for this contest in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 32 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Spurs buried 9 of their 12 tries for a rate of 75.0%. San Antonio ended with a 54.8% FG percentage (46 out of 84) and knocked down 11 of their 26 three-point attempts.
Devin Vassell is one guy who came through in this game. He totaled 29 points on 11 of 19 shooting. He played 36 mins and totaled 3 rebounds. Vassell finished the contest at 57.9% from the floor and earned 3 dimes.
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San Antonio comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 6-10 on the season. They are averaging 112.0 points per game (15th in the league) while shooting 47.1% from the field. The Spurs are connecting on 36.8% from downtown (204 of 554) and 72.9% from the free throw line. As a team, San Antonio is grabbing 41.8 boards per game and has earned 462 dimes this season, which has them ranked 1st in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 17.4 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Spurs are forcing 15.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.0 fouls. They surrender 39.3% from beyond the arc and they rank 30th in the NBA in opponents points per game (120.2). The Spurs defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 50.2% (730 of 1,453) and they surrender 43.6 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 30th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 444 relinquished on the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Clippers got the victory with a final of 96-91 when they faced the Pistons. The Clippers were able to corral 41 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 51 in this game. They gave up possession 18 times, while recording 1 steal for the matchup. The Pistons had 26 fouls in the matchup which took the Clippers to the free throw line for a total of 24 shots. They were able to make 19 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 79.2%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Los Angeles converted 11 out of 30 attempts (36.7%). When the game finished, the Clippers walked away from this one shooting 33 for 81 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.7%. The Clippers permitted the Pistons to convert 33 of 88 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.5% for this game. They finished 19.4% from 3-point land by hitting 6 out of 31 and ended up shooting 19 of 24 at the free throw line (79.2%). With respect to team rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Detroit to pull down 43 overall (10 offensive).
Reggie Jackson ended up having an impact for the Clippers in the matchup. He knocked down 7 of 12 in this game for a field goal rate of 58.3%, and had 3 rebounds. Jackson earned 23 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists in the matchup.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 9-7 on the year. As an offense, the Clippers are connecting on 47.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 10th in basketball. Los Angeles has scored 1,670 pts on the season (104.4 per contest) and they collect 43.1 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.6 times per game (27th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.4 times per game. The Clippers commit 20.8 fouls per game and they go 75.5% from the free throw line.
The Clippers on the defensive end are ranked 1st in the league in points allowed per game with 105.9. They are forcing 13.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.4% from the field (2nd in basketball). The Los Angeles defense allows 34.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (194 of 567) and their opponents are converting on 73.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 22.9 dimes and 43.3 total boards per game, which ranks them 7th and 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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