Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 12/22/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBA TV
The Los Angeles Clippers (16-15) are traveling to Golden 1 Center on Wednesday where they will attempt to defeat the Sacramento Kings (13-19).
The Clippers stepped onto the hardwood against the Spurs and ended up losing by a score of 116-92 in their last game. Los Angeles walked away from the game having earned a 38.6% field goal percentage (34 out of 88) and knocked down 9 out of their 32 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Clippers made 15 of their 20 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected 43 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 18 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 5 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With regard to defense, Los Angeles allowed their opponent to shoot 43.9% from the field on 50 of 114 shooting. San Antonio recorded 67 dimes and had 37 steals for this contest. Furthermore, San Antonio pulled down 44 rebounds (23 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 5 blocked shots. San Antonio went 66.7% from the free throw line by making 4 of their 6 tries. They made 12 of 37 attempts from beyond the perimeter. When it comes to personal fouls, the Clippers ended up finishing with 15 while the Spurs racked up 11 personal fouls.
Paul George is someone who played a role for the matchup. He totaled 25 points on 8 out of 18 shooting. He played for 31 minutes played and also totaled 6 rebounds. George finished the game at 44.4% from the field and earned 6 assists.
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Los Angeles heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 16-15 so far this year. They average 105.5 points per contest (25th in basketball) while hitting 44.9% from the field. The Clippers are hitting 36.0% on shots from distance (397 of 1,103) and 78.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Los Angeles is grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game and has accounted for 710 assists so far this season, which ranks 18th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 14.9 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Clippers are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers every game and they draw 19.2 fouls. They currently rank 11th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 707 conceded on the campaign. The Clippers defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.2% (1,242 of 2,807) and they relinquish 47.3 boards per game as a squad. They give up 33.8% on 3-point shots and they are 8th in basketball in PPG allowed (105.3).
The last time they took the court, the Kings walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 113-98 when they played the Warriors. In relation to rebounding, Sacramento allowed Golden State to pull down 32 overall (10 on the offensive side). They went 40.5% from 3-point land by shooting 15 of 37 and finished the game at 6 out of 9 from the free throw line (66.7%). The Kings permitted the Warriors to bury 46 out of their 88 tries from the field which had them at 52.3% for this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Kings ended up shooting 37 out of 83 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.6%. In regard to three-point attempts, Sacramento knocked down 13 of their 32 tries (40.6%). They were able to knock down 11 of them for a rate of 68.8%. The Warriors had 16 fouls in the game which took the Kings to the charity stripe for a total of 16 shots. They also coughed up the ball 19 times, while earning 10 steals for the matchup. The Kings pulled down 31 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 for the contest.
Tyrese Haliburton ended up being important for the Kings for the matchup. Haliburton earned 24 points in his 41 mins on the court and added 11 assists for this contest. He buried 8 out of 18 for the game for a rate of 44.4%, and totaled 4 rebounds.
Sacramento has a mark of 13-19 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Kings are hitting on 45.4% from the field, which ranks 16th in basketball. Sacramento has accounted for 3,547 points on the season (110.8 per game) and they collect 44.8 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 22.3 times per game (24th in the league) and they cough up possession 14.4 times per game. The Kings have committed 19.5 fouls per game and they go 75.1% from the free throw line.
The Kings are ranked 29th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 114.3. They are forcing their opponents into 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.8% from the field (25th in the NBA). The Sacramento defense gives up 35.4% on 3-point attempts (383 of 1,081) and their opponents are knocking down 76.1% of their free throw attempts. They allow 24.0 dimes and 46.7 total rebounds per game, which is 15th and 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sacramento
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