Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 2/7/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+8.5)
The Los Angeles Clippers (17-7) host the Sacramento Kings (10-11) at STAPLES Center on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 8.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 233.
The Sacramento Kings took the court against the Boston Celtics and earned the victory with a final of 116-111 in their last game. Sacramento finished with a 45.7% field goal percentage (42 of 92) and converted 13 out of their 37 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Kings knocked down 19 of their 23 tries for a rate of 82.6%. With regard to grabbing boards, they earned 44 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 23 assists in this matchup in addition to getting 7 steals and 2 blocks. When it comes to defending, Sacramento let their opponent shoot 45.3% from the field on 39 out of 86 shooting. Boston recorded 28 assists and had 9 steals for the matchup. Furthurmore, the Celtics had 45 boards (11 offensive, 34 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Boston ended up going 75.9% at the free throw line by knocking down 22 of their 29 tries. They also converted 11 of 33 tries from three-point range.
De'Aaron Fox is a guy who was a major factor in this contest. He ended up scoring 26 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He played 38:05 mins played and snagged 2 rebounds. Fox finished the game shooting 52.9% from the floor and totaled 11 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in this game for the Kings was Harrison Barnes. He pulled down 5 boards and earned 6 assists. He finished the contest at 41.2% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 7-of-17 (24 points). When all was said and done, Barnes was on the court for 37:03 min.
Sacramento will play this game with a mark of 10-11 so far this year. They lose possession via turnover 14.5 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 20.2 fouls every game. As a unit, Sacramento is snagging 43.4 boards per game and has accounted for 535 dimes for the season, which ranks 17th in the league in terms of passing. The Kings are shooting 37.5% on three-point shots (262 of 698) and 72.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 113.5 points per contest (12th in basketball) while going 47.4% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Kings have forced 13.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.0 fouls. They are relinquishing 38.9% on three-point shots and they rank 29th in the league in PPG allowed (118.8). The Kings are giving up a field goal percentage of 48.2% (278 of 440) and they concede 44.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 17th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 549 conceded on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Los Angeles Clippers took a loss by a final score of 119-115 against the Boston Celtics. The Clippers snagged 37 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 47 for this contest. They also rejected 4 attempts while recording 5 steals for the game. The Celtics had 16 fouls in this game which took the Clippers to the free throw line for a total of 21 tries. They were able to bury 17 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 81.0%. When discussing three-point shots, Los Angeles made 14 of 32 attempts (43.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Clippers went 42 out of 81 from the field which had them shooting 51.9%. The Clippers allowed the Celtics to knock down 43 out of their 90 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 47.8% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 42.1% from behind the 3-point line by going 16 of 38 and ended up shooting 17 of 21 at the charity stripe (81.0%). In reference to rebounding, Los Angeles permitted Boston to snag 34 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Kawhi Leonard pitched in for the Clippers in the matchup. He knocked down 8 of 19 in this game for a rate of 42.1%, which got him 28 points. Leonard snagged 11 rebounds in his 36:48 mins of time on the court and had 5 assists for the matchup. Someone else that was important for Los Angeles was Nicolas Batum. He was able to score 16 points in his 39:18 mins on the court via 6 of 11 shooting in this game. Batum finished going 54.5% from the floor and also contributing 2 assists and 7 boards.
Los Angeles has a record of 17-7 this year. The Clippers commit 19.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 84.7% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 24.5 times per contest (16th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.4 times per game. Los Angeles has accounted for 2,760 pts on the year (115.0 per contest) and they grab 43.7 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Clippers are shooting 48.3% from the floor, which is ranked 4th in the NBA. The Clippers defensively are ranked 5th in the league in points per game surrendered with 107.6. They are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.5% from the floor (17th in the NBA). The Los Angeles defense gives up 36.3% on 3-point shots (289 of 796) and opponents are knocking down 79.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 23.1 assists and 40.6 boards per contest, which is 7th and 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sacramento (+8.5)
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