Indiana Pacers vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 11/30/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Indiana Pacers are hitting the road to Golden 1 Center on Wednesday where they will go up against the Sacramento Kings.
The Pacers faced the Lakers and walked away with a win by a score of 116-115 in their last contest. Indiana wrapped up the game having earned a 41.0% field goal percentage (43 of 105) and made 17 of their 49 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Pacers made 13 of 16 attempts for a rate of 81.3%. In the matter of grabbing boards, they earned 49 with 12 of them being offensive. They also recorded 29 assists in this game as well as forcing 14 turnovers and having 6 steals. In regard to defending, Indiana allowed the other team to shoot 43.0% from the floor on 40 of 93 shooting. Los Angeles earned 23 assists and had 3 steals in this contest. On top of that, Los Angeles collected 57 boards (18 offensive, 39 defensive) and got 10 rejections. Los Angeles finished 77.4% at the charity stripe by making 24 of their 31 shots. They also made 11 out of their 31 tries from beyond the arc. Regarding fouls, the Pacers walked away with 24 while the Lakers recorded 16 fouls.
Tyrese Haliburton is one player who was a major contributor in this contest. He notched 24 points on 10 of 22 shooting. He played for 35 mins played and grabbed 7 rebounds. Haliburton finished 45.5% from the field and also earned 14 assists.
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Indiana comes into this one with a win-loss record of 12-8 on the season. They are averaging 115.7 pts per contest (7th in the league) while connecting on 45.3% from the field. The Pacers are connecting on 35.9% on three-point attempts (294 of 819) and 79.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Indiana is collecting 43.5 boards per contest and has racked up 561 dimes on the season, which is 6th in the league in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 15.6 times per game and as a team they commit 21.6 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Pacers are able to force 15.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.6 personal fouls. They are ranked 13th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 504 relinquished this season. The Pacers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 46.3% (811 of 1,751) and they surrender 44.6 boards per contest as a team. They are relinquishing 36.5% from beyond the arc while they are 19th in the league in PPG from their opponents (114.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Kings took a loss by a final score of 122-117 against the Suns. The Kings earned 29 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 37 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while recording 9 steals in the game. The Suns had 20 personal fouls in the game which got the Kings to the charity stripe for a total of 18 shots. They were able to bury 16 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Sacramento buried 9 out of 25 tries (36.0%). Overall, the Kings walked away from this one shooting 46 out of 88 from the floor which had them shooting 52.3%. The Kings permitted the Suns to knock down 50 out of their 94 tries from the floor which had them shooting 53.2% in this contest. They went 31.3% from three-point range by shooting 10 out of 32 and ended up going 12 out of 14 from the charity stripe (85.7%). In reference to rebounding, Sacramento permitted Phoenix to snag 45 overall (11 offensive).
Malik Monk pitched in for the Kings for this game. Monk earned 30 points in his 30 mins on the hardwood and had 8 assists in the game. He made 12 out of 17 for this game for a field goal rate of 70.6%, and totaled 1 rebound.
Sacramento has a win-loss mark of 10-9 for the year. The Kings commit 20.9 personal fouls every game and they connect on 79.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 27.9 times per contest (4th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 15.1 times per contest. Sacramento has scored 2,261 points for the year (119.0 per contest) and they average 41.0 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Kings are connecting on 49.3% from the field, which is ranked 4th in the NBA.
The Sacramento defense allows 38.2% on shots from 3-point land (221 of 578) and their opponents are connecting on 81.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 25.0 dimes and 41.0 rebounds every game, which is ranked 13th and 4th in the NBA. The Kings on defense are ranked 28th in basketball in PPG allowed with 117.4. They are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 49.7% from the floor (29th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Indiana
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