Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 11/1/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
Crypto.com Arena is where the Los Angeles Lakers (2-2) will play the Los Angeles Clippers (2-1) on Wednesday.
The Clippers played the Spurs and earned the victory with a final of 123-83 in their last game. Los Angeles finished with a 51.6% field goal percentage (47 of 91) and converted 16 of their 42 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Clippers converted 13 of their 21 attempts for a percentage of 61.9%. In relation to rebounding, they earned 48 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 23 dimes for this contest in addition to forcing 25 turnovers and getting 15 steals. Concerning defending, Los Angeles allowed their opponent to shoot 37.5% from the field on 30 of 80 shooting. San Antonio distributed 21 assists and had 9 steals in this contest. On top of that, San Antonio had 37 rebounds (6 offensive, 31 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. San Antonio finished the game at 75.0% when shooting free throws by burying 12 of their 16 attempts. They also converted 11 of 33 attempts from beyond the perimeter. In reference to personal fouls, the Clippers walked away with 16 and the Spurs finished the game with 23 personal fouls.
Kawhi Leonard is someone who was a factor for this contest. He totaled 21 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 28 mins played and also totaled 3 boards. Leonard finished the game shooting 46.2% from the field and dished out 4 dimes.
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Los Angeles enters this one with a win-loss mark of 2-1 for the season. They average 121.3 pts per contest (5th in basketball) on 52.3% from the floor. The Clippers are shooting 41.4% on shots from beyond the arc (46 of 111) and 73.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling down 43.0 rebounds per contest and has racked up 76 dimes on the season, which is 19th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 16.7 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.3 personal fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Clippers are able to force 19.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 22.3 fouls. They are ranked 4th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 68 surrendered on the campaign. The Clippers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.1% (116 of 269) and they relinquish 40.7 boards per contest as a team. They give up 34.9% on 3-point shots and they are 6th in the league in points per game allowed (104.7).
In their last game, the Lakers went home victorious with a score of 106-103 when they played the Magic. The Lakers collected 37 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards totaling 40 for the game. They also coughed it up 16 times, while getting 7 steals for this contest. The Magic had 22 personal fouls for the contest which took the Lakers to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 77.8%. With regard to shooting from distance, Los Angeles converted 8 of their 27 tries (29.6%). When this game wrapped up, the Lakers finished shooting 42 out of 79 from the field which had them shooting 53.2%. The Lakers permitted the Magic to bury 38 of 95 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 40.0% for the matchup. They went 40.0% from 3-point land by hitting 14 of 35 and finished the game at 13 out of 18 at the charity stripe (72.2%). Regarding team rebounding, Los Angeles permitted Orlando to get 44 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
D'Angelo Russell was important for the Lakers in this game. Russell earned 28 points in his 36 minutes on the court and tallied 8 assists for the game. He made 10 out of 14 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 71.4%, and had 2 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 2-2 so far this season. The Lakers commit 20.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 77.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.5 times per contest (13th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 14.0 times per contest. Los Angeles has accumulated 440 pts so far this season (110.0 per game) and they average 44.8 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Lakers are hitting on 46.2% from the floor, which ranks 15th in the NBA.
The Lakers defensively are ranked 16th in the league in points given up per game with 112.3. They are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.6% from the field (13th in basketball). The Los Angeles defense gives up 36.5% from downtown (54 of 148) and opponents are making 74.0% of their free throw shots. They have given up 25.8 dimes and 45.5 boards per game, which has them ranked 17th and 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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