Los Angeles Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 1/20/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Friday, January 20, 2023
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest-San Antonio
The San Antonio Spurs are hosting the Los Angeles Clippers at AT&T Center on Friday.
The Clippers faced the Jazz and took a loss by a score of 126-103 in their last contest. In relation to fouls, the Clippers ended up walking away with 20 and the Jazz finished the game with 19 fouls. They also converted 19 out of their 32 tries from distance. Utah finished the game at 77.3% at the charity stripe by burying 17 of 22 tries. Additionally, Utah pulled down 44 boards (9 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Utah earned 26 dimes and had 4 steals in this matchup. When talking about defending, Los Angeles allowed 51.7% from the floor on 45 of 87 shooting. They also doled out 23 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 1 steal. With respect to rebounding, they earned 50 with 16 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Clippers made 14 of their 21 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. Los Angeles wrapped up the game having earned a 40.2% FG percentage (37 out of 92) and converted 15 of their 34 shots from downtown.
Norman Powell is someone who was a factor for the matchup. He scored 30 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He played for 30 mins and totaled 4 rebounds. Powell went 60.0% from the field and also earned 3 assists.
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Los Angeles enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 23-24 so far this year. They average 109.2 points per outing (30th in basketball) while hitting 46.2% from the field. The Clippers are shooting 37.1% on shots from beyond the arc (583 of 1,572) and 76.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling down 44.0 rebounds per game and has earned 1,067 assists for the season, which is 23rd in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 15.0 times per game and as a team are committing 19.8 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Clippers have forced 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.3 personal fouls. They are 16th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,135 surrendered for the season. The Clippers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 46.4% (1,908 of 4,112) and they concede 43.3 rebounds per game as a team. They surrender 34.7% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 5th in the league in PPG allowed (110.5).
The last time they took the court, the Spurs went home victorious with a score of 106-98 when they played the Nets. The Spurs earned 41 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 54 in this contest. They turned it over 15 times, while recording 12 steals for this contest. The Nets earned 26 personal fouls in this contest which got the Spurs to the charity stripe for a total of 28 shots. They were able to convert 25 of them for a rate of 89.3%. In terms of shots from beyond the perimeter, San Antonio buried 7 of 34 tries (20.6%). Overall, the Spurs went 37 for 97 from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.1%. The Spurs permitted the Nets to convert 37 of 88 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 42.0% in the matchup. They finished 13.0% from three-point range by hitting 3 out of 23 and finished the contest at 21 of 24 from the free throw line (87.5%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, San Antonio allowed Brooklyn to collect 49 in total (10 offensive).
Keldon Johnson was important for the Spurs in this contest. He made 11 out of 26 for this game giving him a rate of 42.3%, and had 11 rebounds. Johnson recorded 36 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 1 assist in the matchup.
San Antonio has a win-loss mark of 14-31 for the campaign. As an offense, the Spurs are connecting on 47.1% from the field, which has them ranked 18th in basketball. San Antonio has 5,061 pts for the year (112.5 per game) and they pull in 43.0 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 27.0 times per game (3rd in basketball) and they are turning it over 15.7 times per game. The Spurs are committing 20.1 personal fouls per game and they connect on 74.1% from the free throw line.
The San Antonio defense concedes 39.4% on shots from 3-point land (569 of 1,443) and their opposition makes 76.9% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 26.2 assists and 43.8 boards every game, which ranks 27th and 18th in basketball. The Spurs on the defensive side of the court are 30th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 121.2. They are able to force 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 50.5% from the field (30th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Antonio
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