Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 12/4/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Los Angeles Clippers (11-11) are headed to Golden 1 Center on Saturday where they will take on the Sacramento Kings (9-14).
The Clippers played the Kings and ended up losing by a score of 124-115 in their last contest. Los Angeles ended the contest having earned a 47.0% FG percentage (47 of 100) and converted 9 of their 31 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Clippers made 12 of their 16 tries for a rate of 75.0%. In reference to pulling down boards, they compiled 49 with 17 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 35 assists for the game as well as creating 1 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Concerning defending, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 52.3% from the floor on 46 of 88 shooting. Sacramento dished out 38 dimes and had 28 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, Sacramento snagged 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Sacramento ended up going 85.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 17 of 20 attempts. They made 15 of their 38 attempts from distance. Regarding personal fouls, the Clippers ended up walking away with 15 and the Kings recorded 11 personal fouls.
Ivica Zubac is a guy who was a major contributor in this game. He walked away with 17 points on 8 out of 10 shooting. He played 24 mins played and also totaled 7 rebounds. Zubac went 80.0% from the field but finished the game without a dime.
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Los Angeles will play this game with a mark of 11-11 so far this year. They are averaging 105.6 points per outing (22nd in basketball) while connecting on 44.6% from the floor. The Clippers are hitting 34.8% on shots from distance (281 of 808) and 80.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Los Angeles is snagging 45.1 rebounds per game and has tallied 502 dimes this year, which has them ranked 20th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 15.1 times per game and as a squad they are committing 17.6 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Clippers have forced 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.2 fouls. They are giving up 33.8% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 7th in the NBA in PPG allowed (104.5). The Clippers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 43.8% (874 of 1,995) and they relinquish 46.7 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 9th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 489 surrendered so far this year.
In their last game, the Kings got the win with a final of 124-115 when they played the Clippers. When discussing how they attacked the glass, Sacramento permitted Los Angeles to grab 32 overall (17 offensive). They wrapped up this game 29.0% from three-point range by shooting 9 out of 31 and ended up shooting 12 out of 16 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Kings allowed the Clippers to knock down 47 of their 100 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 47.0% in this contest. When the game finished, the Kings finished the game shooting 46 for 88 from the field which gave them a rate of 52.3%. With regard to shooting from distance, Sacramento made 15 out of their 38 attempts (39.5%). They were able to knock down 17 of them for a rate of 85.0%. The Clippers earned 11 personal fouls for this contest which got the Kings to the free throw line for a total of 20 tries. They also coughed it up 11 times, while recording 8 steals in this matchup. The Kings snagged 31 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in the game.
De'Aaron Fox ended up being a factor for the Kings for the contest. Fox recorded 24 points in his 36 mins on the court and accounted for 5 dimes in this game. He knocked down 7 of 14 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 3 rebounds.
Sacramento has a record of 9-14 so far this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Kings are connecting on 44.9% from the field, which ranks 20th in the NBA. Sacramento has accounted for 2,531 pts so far this season (110.0 per contest) and they pull in 44.8 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 22.5 times per game (22nd in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 14.1 times per game. The Kings commit 19.6 fouls per contest and they connect on 75.2% from the free throw line.
The Kings are ranked 29th in basketball in points given up per game with 113.4. They have forced 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.0% from the field (23rd in basketball). The Sacramento defense concedes 33.7% from downtown (272 of 806) and opponents are converting on 76.2% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 23.3 dimes and 47.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 13th and 26th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sacramento
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