Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 10/22/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Los Angeles Clippers are on their way to Golden 1 Center on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Sacramento Kings.
The Clippers took the court against the Lakers and took home the win by a score of 103-97 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Clippers finished with 24 while the Lakers had 24 personal fouls. They also converted 9 of their 45 attempts from downtown. Los Angeles finished the contest at 84.6% at the free throw line by converting 22 of 26 attempts. Additionally, Los Angeles grabbed 38 rebounds (8 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 7 blocked shots. Los Angeles earned 23 dimes and had 12 steals in this contest. Regarding defending, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 35.1% from the field on 33 out of 94 shooting. They also doled out 18 assists for the game while forcing 9 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 58 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Clippers knocked down 20 of 31 tries for a percentage of 64.5%. Los Angeles finished having earned a 46.3% FG percentage (37 of 80) and buried 9 of 29 shots from distance.
Ivica Zubac is one guy who was a major contributor in this game. Zubac shot 100.0% from the field and also recorded 1 assist. He saw the court for 35 minutes and also grabbed 17 rebounds. He had 14 points on 6 of 6 shooting.
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Los Angeles will take the court with a win-loss record of 1-0 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 103.0 pts per game (26th in the NBA) while connecting on 46.3% from the field. The Clippers are connecting on 31.0% on three-point attempts (9 of 29) and 64.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling down 58.0 rebounds per game and has totaled 18 dimes on the year, which ranks 29th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 22.0 times per contest and as a group they are committing 24.0 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Clippers are forcing their opponents into 9.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 24.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 14th in basketball in giving up assists with 23 surrendered so far this year. The Clippers are giving up a shooting percentage of 35.1% (33 of 94) and they relinquish 38.0 boards per game as a team. They are relinquishing 20.0% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 2nd in basketball in points per game allowed (97.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Kings went home defeated by a final of 115-108 against the Trail Blazers. The Kings pulled down 37 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in this contest. They gave up possession 15 times, while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Trail Blazers committed 17 personal fouls in the game which got the Kings to the charity stripe for a total of 19 tries. They were able to convert 13 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 68.4%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Sacramento buried 17 of 44 tries (38.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Kings went 39 for 85 from the field which had them shooting 45.9%. The Kings permitted the Trail Blazers to knock down 39 of their 88 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.3% for this game. They finished the game shooting 39.3% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 11 out of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 26 of 33 at the free throw line (78.8%). When discussing rebounds, Sacramento permitted Portland to get 44 overall (11 on the offensive side).
De'Aaron Fox ended up being a factor for the Kings for the matchup. Fox earned 33 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 7 assists in this game. He converted 12 out of 21 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 57.1%, and earned 7 rebounds.
Sacramento has a record of 0-1 so far this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Kings are connecting on 45.9% from the field, which ranks 14th in basketball. Sacramento has accounted for 108 points so far this season. They are assisting teammates 27.0 times per contest (8th in basketball) and they are turning it over 16.0 times per game. The Kings have committed 25.0 personal fouls per contest and they hit 68.4% from the charity stripe.
The Sacramento defense allows 39.3% on shots from 3-point land (11 of 28) and opponents are converting on 78.8% of their foul shots. They give up 20.0 assists and 44.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 5th and 17th in the NBA. The Kings on the defensive end are ranked 22nd in basketball in points allowed per game with 115.0. They are able to force 11.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.3% from the floor (14th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sacramento
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