Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 3/16/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Clippers (36-35) will play the Toronto Raptors (38-30) at Crypto.com Arena on Wednesday.
The Raptors faced the Nuggets and went home with a win by a final score of 127-115 in their last game. Toronto finished the contest with a 47.1% FG percentage (48 of 102) and converted 12 of their 31 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Raptors converted 19 of their 25 shots for a rate of 76.0%. In relation to grabbing boards, they earned 50 with 23 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 28 dimes for this contest in addition to creating 5 turnovers and earning 12 steals. In regard to the defense, Toronto allowed the other team to shoot 55.1% from the floor on 43 out of 78 shooting. Denver doled out 39 dimes and had 32 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, Denver had 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Denver shot 75.0% at the free throw line by burying 18 of their 24 attempts. They also knocked down 11 of 27 shots from long range. In relation to personal fouls, the Raptors walked away with 23 and the Nuggets totaled 19 personal fouls.
Pascal Siakam is a guy who was a contributor for the game. He finished with 33 points on 12 out of 22 shooting. He played 36 minutes played and also totaled 5 rebounds. Siakam finished the game shooting 54.5% from the field and totaled 7 dimes.
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Toronto comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 38-30 for the season. They lose possession via turnover 12.7 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Toronto is collecting 45.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,491 assists this year, which has them ranked 28th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Raptors are shooting 35.2% on shots from 3-point land (816 of 2,317) and 75.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 108.9 points per game (18th in the NBA) while connecting on 44.2% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Raptors are able to force 16.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.4 personal fouls. They concede 35.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 9th in basketball in opponents points per game (107.3). The Raptors are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.2% (2,654 of 5,742) and they surrender 44.4 boards per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 18th in the league in giving up assists with 1,704 conceded on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Clippers went home victorious with a score of 106-102 when they played the Pistons. Concerning cleaning up the glass, Los Angeles permitted Detroit to pull down 36 overall (8 offensive). They finished 41.4% from 3-point land by shooting 12 of 29 and finished the game at 18 of 20 from the free throw line (90.0%). The Clippers permitted the Pistons to make 36 out of 80 attempts from the field which had them shooting 45.0% in this matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Clippers ended up going 40 out of 89 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.9%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Los Angeles made 10 out of their 30 tries (33.3%). They were able to knock down 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 80.0%. The Pistons earned 10 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Clippers to the free throw line for 20 attempts. They turned the ball over 6 times, while getting 5 steals for the game. The Clippers were able to collect 35 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 46 for the contest.
Marcus Morris was important for the Clippers for this game. He made 10 out of 19 in this contest for a rate of 52.6%, and accounted for 7 rebounds. Morris totaled 31 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 assists for the game.
Los Angeles has a mark of 36-35 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Clippers are hitting on 45.4% from the floor, which is 22nd in the NBA. Los Angeles has accumulated 7,595 pts this year (107.0 per game) and they pull in 44.2 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.6 times per game (19th in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.0 times per contest. The Clippers commit 18.7 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 78.5% from the charity stripe.
The Clippers defensively are ranked 11th in the league in points allowed per game with 107.8. They are forcing 13.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (7th in the league). The Los Angeles defense allows 34.2% on shots from distance (828 of 2,418) and their opposition knocks down 78.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 24.1 assists and 47.3 total boards per game, which ranks 13th and 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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