Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 1/20/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+10.5)
The Sacramento Kings (5-9) go to STAPLES Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Clippers (10-4). Sacramento opens this matchup as 10.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 231.
The Sacramento Kings stepped onto the hardwood against the New Orleans Pelicans and took a loss by a final of 128-123 in their last game. Sacramento finished having earned a 51.6% FG percentage (47 of 91) and knocked down 13 of their 39 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Kings made 16 of their 18 shots for a rate of 88.9%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 33 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 23 assists in this game while earning 7 steals and 7 rejections. In regard to defense, Sacramento allowed the other team to shoot 52.9% from the field on 45 of 85 shooting. New Orleans distributed 24 dimes and had 5 steals for this game. Additionally, the Pelicans collected 48 rebounds (14 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 2 blocks. New Orleans finished the game shooting 79.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 27 of their 34 tries. They also made 11 of their 22 tries from beyond the arc.
De'Aaron Fox is someone who was a contributor in this contest. He scored 43 points on 17 of 27 shooting. He played 39:02 minutes and also collected 4 boards. Fox shot 63.0% from the floor and earned 13 assists. An additional guy that had an impact in this game for the Kings was Marvin Bagley. He collected 10 rebounds and also accounted for 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 57.9% from the field for the game by going 11-of-19 (26 points). When the final whistle was blown, Bagley saw the court for 36:14 min.
Sacramento enters this game with a record of 5-9 so far this season. They are giving up possession 13.9 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 20.2 fouls per contest. As a unit, Sacramento is grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game and is sitting with 352 dimes this year, which has them ranked 7th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Kings are hitting 36.9% on 3-point shots (163 of 442) and 72.9% from the free throw line. They average 114.3 points per game (9th in basketball) while hitting 47.4% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Kings are able to force 12.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.2 personal fouls. They give up 40.2% on shots from downtown while they are 30th in the league in points per game allowed (123.6). The Kings are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 50.3% (181 of 297) and they surrender 44.1 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are 29th in basketball in giving up assists with 386 relinquished on the year.
The last time they took the court, the Los Angeles Clippers took home the win by a final score of 129-96 when they played the Indiana Pacers. The Clippers were able to snag 43 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 52 for the matchup. They also blocked 3 shots while recording 4 steals in the matchup. The Pacers were called for 19 fouls for this game which took the Clippers to the free throw line for 20 shots. They were able to make 14 of them for a percentage of 70.0%. In the matter of shots from beyond the perimeter, Los Angeles made 19 of 39 attempts (48.7%). In all, the Clippers ended up going 48 out of 87 from the field which gave them a rate of 55.2%. The Clippers permitted the Pacers to bury 37 of their 89 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.6% for the game. They finished 28.9% from downtown by going 11 out of 38 and finished the game at 11 of 16 from the free throw line (68.8%). In regard to rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Indiana to collect 33 overall (6 on the offensive side).
Paul George ended up being a major contributor for the Clippers for this contest. He made 7 out of 11 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 63.6%, which had him finishing with 20 points. George had 7 boards in his 33:41 mins of time on the court and had 4 assists in the game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Los Angeles was Marcus Morris. He left the arena with 20 points in 26:34 minutes on the hardwood by way of 7 of 11 from the floor in this contest. Morris finished going 63.6% from the field and also earning 3 dimes and 7 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a record of 10-4 so far this season. The Clippers are committing 21.1 personal fouls per contest and they hit 82.9% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 25.2 times per game (14th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.1 times per game. Los Angeles has accounted for 1,608 pts for the campaign (114.9 per game) and they collect 41.9 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Clippers are connecting on 48.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 4th in basketball. The Clippers on the defensive side of the court are 9th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 108.6. They are forcing 14.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.9% from the floor (22nd in the league). The Los Angeles defense gives up 36.3% on 3-point shots (179 of 493) and their opposition makes 79.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 23.6 assists and 40.4 boards per game, ranking them 10th and 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sacramento (+10.5)
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