Los Angeles Clippers vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 1/29/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
The Los Angeles Clippers are en route to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Sunday where they will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Clippers faced off with the Spurs and walked away with a win by a score of 138-100 in their last contest. Los Angeles ended the game with a 58.4% field goal percentage (52 of 89) and made 18 of their 38 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Clippers buried 16 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 76.2%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected 37 with 6 of them being offensive. They also distributed 26 dimes for the contest while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In regard to defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 45.1% from the floor on 37 out of 82 shooting. San Antonio earned 24 assists and had 2 steals for this contest. Moreover, San Antonio pulled down 42 rebounds (11 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 9 blocks. San Antonio finished the contest at 64.3% at the charity stripe by making 18 of 28 tries. They converted 8 of their 24 tries from 3-point range. When discussing personal fouls, the Clippers walked away with 21 and the Spurs had 18 personal fouls.
Paul George is someone who was a contributor for this contest. He ended up scoring 35 points on 14 out of 19 shooting. He played for 35 mins and grabbed 4 rebounds. George ended up going 73.7% from the floor and recorded 7 dimes.
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Los Angeles will play this game with a record of 27-24 so far this season. They currently have an average of 110.7 points per game (28th in the NBA) while hitting 47.0% from the field. The Clippers are connecting on 38.0% on shots from distance (647 of 1,704) and 76.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling down 43.8 boards per contest and is sitting with 1,169 dimes for the campaign, which is 22nd in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.6 times per contest and as a unit are committing 19.7 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Clippers are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers every game and they draw 19.1 fouls. They relinquish 35.1% on shots from distance while they are 3rd in basketball in PPG allowed (110.4). The Clippers defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.5% (2,073 of 4,458) and they relinquish 42.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 12th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,229 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Cavaliers went home defeated by a final of 112-100 when they played the Thunder. In regard to how they attacked the glass, Cleveland allowed Oklahoma City to collect 46 in total (10 on the offensive glass). They finished 55.6% from distance by going 10 out of 18 and finished the game at 22 of 25 at the free throw line (88.0%). The Cavaliers allowed the Thunder to convert 40 out of 76 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 52.6% in this matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Cavaliers shot 39 for 88 from the field which had them shooting 44.3%. In reference to shooting from beyond the arc, Cleveland made 8 of 29 tries (27.6%). They were able to knock down 14 of those for a percentage of 77.8%. The Thunder committed 17 fouls in this contest which got the Cavaliers to the free throw line for 18 shots. They also coughed it up 10 times, while recording 9 steals in the game. The Cavaliers recorded 26 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 37 for the game.
Darius Garland ended up having an impact for the Cavaliers in this game. Garland tallied 31 points in his 37 minutes on the court and earned 13 assists in this contest. He knocked down 10 of 23 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 43.5%, and added 2 rebounds.
Cleveland has a record of 30-21 on the season. The Cavaliers are committing 18.7 fouls per game and they hit 77.8% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 24.2 times per game (21st in the NBA) and they cough up possession 14.0 times per game. Cleveland has tallied 5,677 points on the season (111.3 per game) and they pull down 42.2 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cavaliers are connecting on 48.2% from the field, which ranks them 8th in basketball.
The Cavaliers on the defensive end are ranked 1st in the league in points per game surrendered with 107.1. They have forced 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.8% from the floor (10th in the league). The Cleveland defense gives up 37.3% on 3-pointers (605 of 1,623) and their opponents are knocking down 76.5% of their free throw shots. They have given up 22.7 dimes and 40.3 boards per contest, which has them ranked 2nd and 1st in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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