Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 4/9/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Los Angeles Clippers (40-40) will take on the Sacramento Kings (29-51) at Crypto.com Arena on Saturday.
The Kings faced the Pelicans and took a loss by a final of 123-109 in their last game. With respect to fouls, the Kings ended up walking away with 20 and the Pelicans finished the game with 13 fouls. They also buried 12 of 25 shots from beyond the perimeter. New Orleans finished shooting 80.8% at the charity stripe by burying 21 of 26 shots. Additionally, New Orleans pulled down 30 rebounds (14 offensive, 16 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. New Orleans dished out 44 assists and had 26 steals for this contest. When discussing defense, Sacramento allowed their opponent to shoot 51.1% from the field on 45 of 88 shooting. They also doled out 28 assists in this matchup as well as forcing 2 turnovers and having 4 steals. Regarding hauling in boards, they earned 34 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Kings converted 20 of 22 attempts for a percentage of 90.9%. Sacramento ended the contest having earned a 51.3% field goal percentage (39 out of 76) and buried 11 out of their 30 shots from 3-point land.
Damian Jones is one guy who was a contributor for the game. He notched 22 points on 8 of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 29 minutes played and also totaled 4 rebounds. Jones walked away from this one shooting 80.0% from the floor and earned 1 assist.
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Sacramento comes into this contest with a mark of 29-51 this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Sacramento is pulling in 43.0 boards per game and is sitting with 1,893 assists for the year, which ranks 21st in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Kings are connecting on 34.3% on 3-point shots (916 of 2,668) and 77.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 110.4 points per contest (16th in the league) while shooting 45.9% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Kings have forced 13.5 turnovers per game and they draw 20.2 fouls. They rank 21st in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 2,021 surrendered on the campaign. The Kings defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 48.0% (3,477 of 7,240) and they surrender 45.7 rebounds per game as a team. They are relinquishing 37.1% on shots from downtown and they are 29th in the league in opponents points per game (115.8).
The last time they took the court, the Clippers walked away with a victory by a final of 113-109 against the Suns. The Clippers were able to collect 46 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 55 in this contest. They coughed it up 16 times, while earning 7 steals in this game. The Suns earned 12 fouls in the game which got the Clippers to the free throw line for a total of 44 shots. They were able to knock down 35 of those for a percentage of 79.5%. In the matter of shooting from distance, Los Angeles buried 12 of their 34 tries (35.3%). Overall, the Clippers ended up going 33 for 75 from the floor which had them sitting at 44.0%. The Clippers allowed the Suns to make 42 out of 108 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 38.9% for the matchup. They finished 35.4% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 17 of 48 and walked away from this one shooting 8 of 12 from the free throw line (66.7%). In regard to rebounds, Los Angeles permitted Phoenix to snag 36 in total (18 offensive).
Paul George ended up being a major contributor for the Clippers for the matchup. He knocked down 4 of 11 in this contest for a field goal rate of 36.4%, and tallied 9 rebounds. George tallied 19 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 4 assists for the matchup.
Los Angeles has a mark of 40-40 on the campaign. The Clippers commit 18.7 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 79.2% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 23.8 times per contest (18th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 13.8 times per game. Los Angeles has 8,635 pts for the season (107.9 per game) and they collect 43.8 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Clippers are hitting on 45.6% from the field, which is ranked 23rd in the league.
The Clippers on the defensive end are ranked 11th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 108.8. They are able to force 13.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.1% from the floor (6th in the NBA). The Los Angeles defense allows 34.7% on three-point shots (942 of 2,718) and opponents are making 77.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 24.2 dimes and 47.3 boards on a nightly basis, which is 13th and 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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