Los Angeles Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 11/20/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Location: Frost Bank Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest-San Antonio
The San Antonio Spurs (3-10) will play the Los Angeles Clippers (4-7) at Frost Bank Center on Monday.
The Clippers stepped onto the hardwood against the Rockets and walked away with a win by a score of 106-100 in their last game. Los Angeles finished the contest having earned a 43.4% FG percentage (36 of 83) and knocked down 13 of their 34 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Clippers converted 21 of their 30 tries for a rate of 70.0%. In terms of hauling in boards, they compiled 47 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 22 assists for the contest while forcing the opposition into 16 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In reference to defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 43.2% from the field on 38 out of 88 shooting. Houston dished out 24 assists and had 6 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Houston grabbed 47 rebounds (12 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Houston finished the game shooting 70.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 14 of 20 tries. They also converted 10 out of their 31 attempts from beyond the arc. In regard to personal fouls, the Clippers ended up with 19 while the Rockets finished the game with 28 personal fouls.
Kawhi Leonard is someone who was a major factor in this game. He ended up scoring 26 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 mins and also pulled down 8 boards. Leonard ended up going 50.0% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists.
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Los Angeles heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 4-7 this year. They lose possession via turnover 15.6 times per contest and as a squad are committing 21.6 personal fouls every game. As a team, Los Angeles is snagging 43.5 rebounds per game and has racked up 260 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 28th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Clippers are shooting 37.8% on three-point attempts (139 of 368) and 76.7% from the free throw line. They average 112.5 points per outing (17th in the league) on 47.4% from the field.
Defensively, the Clippers are able to force 16.1 turnovers every game and they draw 21.4 fouls. They concede 35.0% on 3-point shots while they are 9th in the league in PPG allowed (110.6). The Clippers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.8% (443 of 967) and they surrender 43.2 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 3rd in the league in giving up assists with 274 surrendered so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the Spurs went home defeated by a final of 120-108 when they faced the Grizzlies. In relation to how they attacked the glass, San Antonio allowed Memphis to grab 45 overall (12 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 33.3% from three-point range by shooting 11 out of 33 and finished the contest at 29 of 36 from the free throw line (80.6%). The Spurs permitted the Grizzlies to convert 40 of 86 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 46.5% for the contest. When the final whistle blew, the Spurs ended up shooting 36 out of 83 from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.4%. When it comes to shooting from distance, San Antonio knocked down 15 of 40 attempts (37.5%). They were able to knock down 21 of those for a clip of 80.8%. The Grizzlies earned 25 fouls for the matchup which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for 26 tries. They also turned it over 15 times, while earning 5 steals for the contest. The Spurs collected 28 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 40 for the game.
Keldon Johnson ended up being important for the Spurs in this matchup. Johnson totaled 22 points in his 33 minutes on the court and accounted for 1 assist in the matchup. He knocked down 8 out of 14 for this contest giving him a rate of 57.1%, and added 3 rebounds.
San Antonio has a mark of 3-10 on the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Spurs are hitting on 46.3% from the floor, which is ranked 22nd in the NBA. San Antonio has earned 1,445 pts on the campaign (111.2 per game) and they grab 41.8 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 29.4 times per contest (3rd in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 16.1 times per contest. The Spurs commit 20.2 personal fouls every game while shooting 75.8% from the free throw line.
The San Antonio defense allows 40.0% on 3-point attempts (197 of 492) and opponents are knocking down 75.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 28.0 assists and 44.5 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 28th and 16th in basketball. The Spurs on the defensive end are ranked 30th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 124.2. They are able to force 14.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 50.0% from the field (30th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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