Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 3/2/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Chase Center is the location where the Golden State Warriors will take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday.
The Clippers stepped onto the hardwood against the Timberwolves and ended up losing by a score of 108-101 in their last contest. Los Angeles ended the contest with a 42.2% FG percentage (35 out of 83) and made 11 out of their 28 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Clippers knocked down 20 of their 23 shots for a percentage of 87.0%. In relation to rebounding, they collected 44 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 24 assists for this game in addition to forcing 17 turnovers and getting 11 steals. When it comes to defense, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 47.8% from the field on 43 of 90 shooting. Minnesota earned 22 assists and had 14 steals for this contest. Additionally, Minnesota snagged 46 boards (10 offensive, 36 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Minnesota finished 59.1% from the charity stripe by making 13 of 22 tries. They also converted 9 of 26 shots from long range. In reference to personal fouls, the Clippers ended up finishing with 17 and the Timberwolves accumulated 20 personal fouls.
Paul George is a guy who had an impact for the contest. George finished the game shooting 47.6% from the floor and dished out 3 dimes. He was on the court for 35 mins and also totaled 6 rebounds. He racked up 25 points on 10 of 21 shooting.
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Los Angeles enters this contest with a record of 33-31 for the campaign. They turn the ball over 14.3 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.6 fouls per contest. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling down 43.4 boards per game and has racked up 1,481 dimes on the campaign, which is 22nd in the NBA in terms of passing. The Clippers are shooting 38.1% on three-point attempts (820 of 2,152) and 78.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 112.5 pts per game (24th in basketball) while shooting 47.1% from the floor.
Defensively, the Clippers are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers per game while drawing 19.7 fouls. They surrender 36.5% on shots from downtown and they are 11th in the NBA in PPG allowed (112.5). The Clippers defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 47.3% (2,655 of 5,613) and they surrender 43.2 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 17th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,583 surrendered this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Warriors walked away with a victory by a final of 123-105 when they faced the Trail Blazers. The Warriors pulled down 34 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 46 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 18 times, while earning 5 steals in the matchup. The Trail Blazers were called for 17 personal fouls for this game which took the Warriors to the free throw line for a total of 16 shots. They were able to convert 13 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 81.3%. Concerning shooting from downtown, Golden State knocked down 12 of their 30 attempts (40.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Warriors ended up shooting 49 for 91 from the field which had them shooting 53.8%. The Warriors permitted the Trail Blazers to make 37 out of 86 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.0% for the matchup. They finished 30.8% from distance by going 12 out of 39 and finished the game at 19 of 22 at the charity stripe (86.4%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Golden State allowed Portland to grab 33 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Jordan Poole pitched in for the Warriors for this game. Poole had 29 points in his 33 mins of playing time and earned 6 dimes for the game. He converted 10 out of 24 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 41.7%, and had 5 rebounds.
Golden State has a mark of 32-30 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Warriors are shooting 47.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 13th in basketball. Golden State has accumulated 7,339 pts this year (118.4 per contest) and they pull in 44.0 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 29.7 times per game (1st in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 16.4 times per contest. The Warriors are responsible for committing 21.9 personal fouls per game and they shoot 78.9% from the free throw line.
The Golden State defense concedes 36.4% on three-point shots (801 of 2,199) and opponents are knocking down 77.4% of their foul shots. They allow 25.7 dimes and 43.9 boards per contest, which has them ranked 18th and 18th in the league. The Warriors defensively are ranked 24th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 117.9. They are able to force 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 47.2% from the field (14th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Golden State and under the total points
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