San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 1/26/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
The San Antonio Spurs are en route to Crypto.com Arena on Thursday where they will attempt to beat the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Spurs stepped onto the hardwood against the Trail Blazers and took a loss by a final of 147-127 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Spurs finished with 18 and the Trail Blazers racked up 16 fouls. They also made 20 out of their 33 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Portland shot 77.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 17 of 22 shots. Furthermore, Portland snagged 36 boards (8 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Portland doled out 34 dimes and had 11 steals for this contest. In regard to defense, San Antonio let their opponent shoot 59.8% from the floor on 55 out of 92 shooting. They also doled out 30 assists for this game as well as forcing 9 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In terms of pulling down boards, they collected 40 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Spurs buried 20 of 26 tries for a percentage of 76.9%. San Antonio finished the game with a 52.2% FG percentage (47 of 90) and made 13 out of their 27 3-point attempts.
Keldon Johnson is a guy who was a factor for this contest. Johnson shot 53.3% from the floor and also earned 1 assist. He saw the court for 30 mins and also collected 4 rebounds. He accounted for 20 points on 8 of 15 shooting.
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San Antonio comes into this game with a record of 14-33 so far this year. They turn it over 15.5 times per game and as a group are committing 19.9 personal fouls every game. As a unit, San Antonio is pulling in 42.7 boards per game and has earned 1,278 assists so far this year, which ranks 7th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Spurs are hitting 34.8% on shots from 3-point land (511 of 1,468) and 74.2% from the free throw line. They have an average of 113.1 pts per game (19th in the league) while hitting 47.4% from the field.
Defensively, the Spurs have forced 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.0 fouls. They are conceding 40.2% from beyond the arc and they are 30th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (122.0). The Spurs are allowing a FG percentage of 50.9% (2,154 of 4,228) and they concede 43.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 26th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,245 relinquished so far this year.
In their last game, the Clippers walked away with a victory by a final of 133-115 against the Lakers. The Clippers earned 40 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 47 for the game. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while recording 4 steals for the matchup. The Lakers committed 13 fouls for the game which took the Clippers to the free throw line for 15 attempts. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.0%. When discussing shots from distance, Los Angeles made 19 of their 38 attempts (50.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Clippers went 51 for 84 from the field which gave them a percentage of 60.7%. The Clippers permitted the Lakers to knock down 42 out of their 95 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 44.2% in the matchup. They finished 40.0% from beyond the arc by going 16 out of 40 and finished the contest at 15 out of 24 at the charity stripe (62.5%). In relation to how they rebounded, Los Angeles permitted Los Angeles to snag 32 in all (9 offensive).
Paul George was important for the Clippers in the matchup. He made 11 of 20 for the contest giving him a rate of 55.0%, and had 9 rebounds. George earned 27 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 dimes for this game.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 26-24 for the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Clippers are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which ranks 20th in basketball. Los Angeles has earned 5,510 points for the year (110.2 per game) and they grab 43.9 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 22.9 times per contest (25th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.8 times per contest. The Clippers commit 19.7 fouls per contest and they connect on 76.6% from the free throw line.
The Clippers on the defensive end are ranked 4th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 110.6. They are forcing 12.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.5% from the floor (7th in basketball). The Los Angeles defense allows 35.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (595 of 1,692) and their opposition makes 76.6% of their foul shots. They have given up 24.1 assists and 42.8 total boards per game, which is 9th and 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Antonio
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