Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 3/15/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+2)
The Los Angeles Clippers will try to beat the Golden State Warriors at Crypto.com Arena on Wednesday. Golden State opens this contest as 2-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total has been set at 234.
The Warriors took the court against the Suns and took home the win by a score of 123-112 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Warriors ended up walking away with 21 while the Suns recorded 23 fouls. They also converted 4 of their 21 shots from beyond the arc. Phoenix ended up going 72.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 16 of their 22 tries. On top of that, Phoenix had 47 rebounds (17 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Phoenix distributed 25 assists and had 8 steals for the game. With respect to the defense, Golden State allowed the other team to go 48.4% from the floor on 46 out of 95 shooting. They also distributed 28 assists in the game as well as creating 14 turnovers and earning 8 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 41 with 9 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Warriors buried 14 of 24 tries for a rate of 58.3%. Golden State ended having earned a 54.2% FG percentage (45 out of 83) and knocked down 19 of their 39 shots from downtown.
Klay Thompson is one guy who came through for this game. He scored 38 points on 14 out of 23 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes and also snagged 5 boards. Thompson ended up shooting 60.9% from the floor but didn't record a dime.
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Golden State heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 36-33 for the year. They average 118.2 points per contest (2nd in the league) while hitting 47.5% from the floor. The Warriors are hitting 38.4% on three-point shots (1,149 of 2,989) and 79.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Golden State is grabbing 44.1 rebounds per contest and has earned 2,044 assists on the season, which ranks 1st in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 16.3 times per game and as a squad they commit 21.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Warriors are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game and they draw 18.6 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 36.3% on 3-pointers and they rank 24th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (117.5). The Warriors are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.1% (2,930 of 6,225) and they surrender 43.8 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They rank 25th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,776 relinquished on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Clippers got the win with a final of 106-95 when they faced the Knicks. With respect to attacking the glass, Los Angeles permitted New York to grab 54 in all (20 offensive). They finished the game shooting 22.6% from 3-point land by shooting 7 out of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 24 out of 27 at the free throw line (88.9%). The Clippers permitted the Knicks to bury 32 of 90 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 35.6% in the game. In all, the Clippers finished shooting 42 out of 87 from the field which had them shooting 48.3%. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, Los Angeles knocked down 10 of their 30 tries (33.3%). They were able to bury 12 of them for a percentage of 75.0%. The Knicks were called for 17 fouls for the game which got the Clippers to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while recording 3 steals for the contest. The Clippers were able to corral 32 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 39 in this contest.
Kawhi Leonard was important for the Clippers for this contest. He converted 14 out of 22 for the contest for a rate of 63.6%, and earned 4 rebounds. Leonard tallied 38 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 assists for the game.
Los Angeles has a record of 36-33 this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Clippers are shooting 47.2% from the floor, which ranks 17th in the league. Los Angeles has accounted for 7,765 pts on the season (112.5 per contest) and they average 43.4 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 23.2 times per contest (25th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.3 times per contest. The Clippers are committing 19.7 fouls per game and they shoot 78.5% from the charity stripe.
The Los Angeles defense allows 36.4% on three-point shots (847 of 2,329) and their opposition makes 76.7% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 24.8 assists and 43.3 boards per game, which ranks 11th and 15th in the NBA. The Clippers on the defensive side of the court are 11th in the NBA in points given up per game with 112.5. They have forced 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (14th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-2) and under 234 points
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