Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 1/13/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Friday, January 13, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
The Denver Nuggets are on their way to Crypto.com Arena on Friday where they will take on the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Nuggets played the Suns and notched a win by a score of 126-97 in their last contest. Denver finished having earned a 56.5% FG percentage (48 out of 85) and knocked down 15 of their 34 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Nuggets buried 15 of their 21 shots for a percentage of 71.4%. In terms of rebounding, they compiled 38 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 30 dimes for the matchup while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In regard to the defense, Denver allowed their opponent to shoot 43.3% from the floor on 39 of 90 shooting. Phoenix recorded 28 assists and had 4 steals for this game. Moreover, Phoenix grabbed 44 boards (15 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Phoenix finished shooting 71.4% when shooting free throws by making 10 of their 14 attempts. They converted 9 out of their 32 tries from distance. Regarding personal fouls, the Nuggets ended up with 20 and the Suns racked up 17 personal fouls.
Bones Hyland is one player who was important in this game. Hyland ended up shooting 58.3% from the floor and also earned 4 assists. He saw the court for 24 mins played and also totaled 1 board. He was able to score 21 points on 7 of 12 shooting.
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Denver comes into this one with a mark of 28-13 for the season. They cough up possession 15.1 times per game and as a group are committing 19.4 fouls per contest. As a team, Denver is snagging 43.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,177 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 2nd in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Nuggets are shooting 40.0% on shots from distance (503 of 1,257) and 75.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 117.0 points per game (5th in basketball) while going 50.9% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Nuggets have forced 13.6 turnovers every game and they draw 20.3 fouls. They are relinquishing 35.4% from beyond the arc while they are 15th in the league in PPG allowed (113.2). The Nuggets defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 48.0% (1,709 of 3,563) and they concede 40.2 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 25th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,081 relinquished so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the Clippers got the victory with a final of 113-101 when they played the Mavericks. In relation to rebounding, Los Angeles permitted Dallas to collect 32 in total (3 offensive). They wrapped up this game 31.6% from distance by going 12 of 38 and ended up going 29 out of 36 from the free throw line (80.6%). The Clippers permitted the Mavericks to convert 30 out of their 69 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 43.5% in this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Clippers ended up shooting 39 for 86 from the field which had them sitting at 45.3%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Los Angeles made 12 out of their 31 attempts (38.7%). They were able to convert 23 of the free throw tries for a clip of 76.7%. The Mavericks had 17 personal fouls for the contest which took the Clippers to the charity stripe for 30 attempts. They turned it over 9 times, while getting 7 steals in this contest. The Clippers were able to pull down 34 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 46 for the contest.
Kawhi Leonard pitched in for the Clippers in this matchup. He knocked down 9 of 12 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and totaled 9 rebounds. Leonard racked up 33 points in his 36 minutes on the court and had 4 dimes for this contest.
Los Angeles has a mark of 22-21 so far this year. The Clippers are responsible for committing 19.8 fouls per game and they shoot 76.3% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 22.9 times per game (26th in basketball) and they are turning it over 15.0 times per contest. Los Angeles has tallied 4,697 points for the season (109.2 per game) and they collect 44.2 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Clippers are connecting on 46.1% from the floor, which ranks them 23rd in basketball.
The Clippers on the defensive end are ranked 4th in the league in points per game surrendered with 110.0. They are able to force 13.2 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 46.1% from the floor (5th in the league). The Los Angeles defense allows 34.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (499 of 1,464) and opponents are connecting on 77.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 24.1 dimes and 43.7 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 10th and 17th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Denver
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