Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 12/3/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
The Sacramento Kings are headed to Crypto.com Arena on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Kings faced the Pacers and went home with a win by a final score of 137-114 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Kings finished with 25 and the Pacers totaled 21 fouls. They also made 12 of 37 tries from downtown. Indiana walked away from this one shooting 73.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 22 of their 30 tries. Additionally, Indiana had 47 boards (12 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Indiana recorded 28 dimes and had 8 steals for the game. Concerning the defense, Sacramento allowed the other team to shoot 40.0% from the floor on 40 of 100 shooting. They also recorded 28 dimes in this matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 58 with 11 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Kings knocked down 25 of 29 attempts for a rate of 86.2%. Sacramento ended the game having earned a 50.5% FG percentage (48 out of 95) and made 16 out of their 43 three-point shots.
Harrison Barnes is someone who was a major factor for this game. He ended up with 22 points on 6 out of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 26 minutes and also snagged 5 boards. Barnes finished 66.7% from the field and also totaled 2 assists.
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Sacramento heads into this game with a mark of 11-9 on the season. They lose possession via turnover 15.3 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 21.1 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Sacramento is snagging 41.9 rebounds per game and has earned 558 dimes on the year, which is 11th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Kings are hitting 36.6% from downtown (274 of 749) and 79.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 119.9 pts per contest (2nd in the league) while connecting on 49.3% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Kings have forced 14.9 turnovers per game while drawing 21.6 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 37.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 26th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (117.2). The Kings are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 49.2% (869 of 1,768) and they surrender 41.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 5th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 503 conceded this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Clippers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 125-112 when they faced the Jazz. Concerning team rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Utah to get 46 in all (13 on the offensive glass). They finished 43.8% from 3-point land by shooting 14 of 32 and walked away from this one shooting 21 of 28 at the charity stripe (75.0%). The Clippers permitted the Jazz to make 45 out of their 81 attempts from the field which left them shooting 55.6% in the game. When the game finished, the Clippers shot 37 out of 93 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.8%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Los Angeles buried 10 of 30 tries (33.3%). They were able to knock down 28 of those for a percentage of 77.8%. The Jazz were called for 24 fouls for this game which got the Clippers to the free throw line for a total of 36 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while recording 9 steals in this game. The Clippers were able to snag 22 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 for the contest.
John Wall pitched in for the Clippers for the game. He made 7 out of 19 in the game giving him a rate of 36.8%, and earned 2 rebounds. Wall tallied 26 points in his 25 minutes on the court and had 5 assists in this game.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 13-10 this season. The Clippers are committing 20.2 fouls every game while shooting 74.2% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 22.7 times per contest (26th in the NBA) and they turn it over 15.8 times per game. Los Angeles has totaled 2,465 pts on the campaign (107.2 per contest) and they pull in 43.0 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Clippers are shooting 47.3% from the field, which ranks 11th in the league.
The Clippers defensively are ranked 4th in basketball in points given up per game with 107.8. They have forced 13.6 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.0% from the field (3rd in the NBA). The Los Angeles defense surrenders 34.3% on 3-point shots (282 of 821) and their opponents are knocking down 74.9% of their foul shots. They surrender 23.7 assists and 43.0 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 9th and 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sacramento
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