San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 10/29/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Crypto.com Arena is where the Los Angeles Clippers (1-0) will attempt to beat the San Antonio Spurs (0-1) on Sunday.
The Spurs faced off with the Mavericks and took a loss by a score of 126-119 in their last game. San Antonio finished the contest having earned a 51.7% FG percentage (46 of 89) and buried 11 of their 35 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Spurs converted 16 of 22 shots for a percentage of 72.7%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they earned 45 with 9 of them being offensive. They also distributed 33 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 12 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When talking about defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to go 47.5% from the field on 47 of 99 shooting. Dallas distributed 24 assists and had 6 steals in the game. Additionally, Dallas snagged 48 boards (13 offensive, 35 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Dallas finished shooting 73.9% at the charity stripe by converting 17 of 23 shots. They made 15 of 47 attempts from beyond the perimeter. When it comes to fouls, the Spurs ended up with 23 while the Mavericks accounted for 20 fouls.
Devin Vassell is a player who was important in the matchup. He accounted for 23 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins played and collected 5 boards. Vassell finished the game at 52.9% from the floor and dished out 3 assists.
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San Antonio steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 0-1 this season. They lose possession via turnover 19.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 23.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, San Antonio is pulling down 45.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 33 assists this year, which is 6th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Spurs are hitting 31.4% from downtown (11 of 35) and 72.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 119.0 points per contest (8th in basketball) while going 51.7% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Spurs are forcing 12.0 turnovers every game while drawing 20.0 fouls. They are currently ranked 15th in basketball in giving up assists with 24 relinquished this year. The Spurs are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.5% (47 of 99) and they concede 48.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They give up 31.9% on 3-point attempts while they are 28th in the NBA in points per game allowed (126.0).
The last time they took the court, the Clippers got the win with a final of 123-111 against the Trail Blazers. The Clippers were able to corral 31 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 45 for the contest. They also coughed it up 17 times, while earning 11 steals in the matchup. The Trail Blazers were called for 20 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Clippers to the charity stripe for a total of 16 tries. They were able to knock down 13 of those for a percentage of 81.3%. In relation to 3-point shots, Los Angeles knocked down 16 of 34 tries (47.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Clippers shot 47 for 90 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.2%. The Clippers permitted the Trail Blazers to knock down 44 of 93 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 47.3% for the contest. They finished 31.3% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 10 out of 32 and ended up shooting 13 out of 17 at the charity stripe (76.5%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Los Angeles permitted Portland to get 40 in total (15 offensive).
Paul George ended up being a major contributor for the Clippers in the matchup. He made 11 of 17 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 64.7%, and tallied 3 rebounds. George totaled 27 points in his 32 mins on the court and had 6 assists for this game.
Los Angeles has a mark of 1-0 on the campaign. The Clippers commit 20.0 fouls per game and they go 81.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 36.0 times per game (2nd in basketball) and they are turning it over 18.0 times per contest. Los Angeles has 123 pts for the year and they collect 45.0 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Clippers are connecting on 52.2% from the field, which is ranked 4th in the league.
The Clippers on defense are ranked 15th in basketball in points given up per game with 111.0. They are forcing 18.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.3% from the field (18th in the NBA). The Los Angeles defense allows 31.3% on shots from beyond the arc (10 of 32) and their opposition makes 76.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 20.0 dimes and 40.0 rebounds every game, which ranks them 5th and 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Antonio
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