Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 1/15/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-6.5)
The Los Angeles Clippers (8-4) are headed to Golden 1 Center on Friday where they'll meet the Sacramento Kings (5-7). Sacramento opens this matchup as 6.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 230.
The Los Angeles Clippers stepped onto the hardwood against the New Orleans Pelicans and notched a win by a score of 111-106 in their last game. Los Angeles finished with a 47.3% FG percentage (35 out of 74) and knocked down 18 of their 37 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Clippers converted 23 of 27 shots for a percentage of 85.2%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they earned 36 with 3 of them being offensive. They also dished out 26 dimes for this game in addition to getting 4 steals and 6 blocks. Regarding defense, Los Angeles allowed 47.7% from the floor on 42 out of 88 shooting. New Orleans earned 18 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Pelicans snagged 48 rebounds (12 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 4 blocks. New Orleans went 75.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 16 attempts. They converted 10 of 28 attempts from three-point range.
Kawhi Leonard is someone who was a contributor for the contest. He recorded 28 points on 8 of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38:51 mins and totaled 6 rebounds. Leonard finished the game at 44.4% from the field and also earned 9 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in this game for the Clippers was Paul George. He snagged 6 boards and tallied 6 assists. He went 50.0% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 8-of-16 (27 points). Overall, George was on the hardwood for 38:22 minutes.
Los Angeles heads into this one with a mark of 8-4 for the year. The Clippers are connecting on 42.9% on three-point shots (179 of 417) and 84.2% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 111.8 points per outing (14th in basketball) while going 47.2% from the floor. They cough up possession 14.1 times per game and as a unit are committing 21.4 fouls per contest. As a unit, Los Angeles is collecting 40.7 rebounds per game and has totaled 297 assists on the year, which ranks 9th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Clippers are able to force 14.6 turnovers every game while drawing 18.3 fouls. The Clippers are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.4% (175 of 219) and they surrender 41.7 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 20th in the NBA in giving up assists with 280 surrendered this season. They surrender 37.3% on three-point shots while they are 14th in the league in points per game from their opponents (110.4).
The last time they took the court, the Sacramento Kings took a loss by a score of 132-126 when they played the Portland Blazers. The Kings pulled down 34 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 42 for the matchup. They also blocked 2 attempts while recording 4 steals in this game. The Blazers were called for 24 fouls for the matchup which got the Kings to the charity stripe for 26 tries. They were able to knock down 19 of the free throws for a rate of 73.1%. Pertaining to 3-point attempts, Sacramento made 19 of 38 attempts (50.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Kings finished shooting 44 out of 84 from the floor which had them at 52.4%. The Kings permitted the Blazers to make 44 of their 90 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 48.9% in this contest. They shot 47.9% from three-point range by going 23 out of 48 and finished the game at 21 of 27 at the charity stripe (77.8%). When it comes to rebounds, Sacramento allowed Portland to collect 38 in all (12 on the offensive side).
De'Aaron Fox ended up being a factor for the Kings for this contest. He buried 9 out of 18 for the game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which got him 29 points. Fox totaled 6 rebounds in his 36:23 minutes of time on the court and accumulated 6 assists in this game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Sacramento was Buddy Hield. He ended up finishing with 26 points in 38:16 mins on the court by going 9 out of 21 from the floor in this matchup. Hield ended up shooting 42.9% from the field as well as earning 5 assists and 6 boards.
Sacramento has a record of 5-7 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Kings are hitting on 47.1% from the field, which has them ranked 12th in the league. Sacramento has earned 1,377 pts so far this year (114.8 per contest) and they pull down 44.0 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.5 times per contest (12th in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.2 times per contest. The Kings are committing 20.3 fouls every game and they go 72.2% from the free throw line. The Kings are ranked 30th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 122.0. They are forcing 13.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 49.5% from the floor (30th in the NBA). The Sacramento defense gives up 38.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (180 of 463) and opponents are converting on 80.9% of their free throw shots. They allow 27.8 dimes and 43.5 rebounds every game, ranking them 30th and 9th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Sacramento (+6.5) and under 230 points
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