Sacramento Kings vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 2/3/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Friday, February 3, 2023
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Gainbridge Fieldhouse is the site where the Indiana Pacers will take on the Sacramento Kings on Friday.
The Kings played the Spurs and went home with a win by a final score of 119-109 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Kings walked away with 13 while the Spurs recorded 17 personal fouls. They also buried 8 of 24 tries from distance. San Antonio finished the contest at 71.4% from the charity stripe by making 5 of 7 shots. In addition, San Antonio grabbed 40 rebounds (8 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. San Antonio totaled 30 dimes and had 5 steals for this game. In reference to defending, Sacramento allowed the other team to go 54.5% from the field on 48 out of 88 shooting. They also recorded 25 dimes for the game as well as forcing the opposition into 18 turnovers and having 10 steals. Concerning rebounding, they compiled 34 with 6 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Kings buried 15 of 19 attempts for a rate of 78.9%. Sacramento walked away from the contest with a 53.3% FG percentage (48 of 90) and knocked down 8 of their 27 shots from beyond the arc.
Domantas Sabonis is one player who was a major factor for the matchup. He was able to score 34 points on 15 out of 20 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 mins and pulled down 11 boards. Sabonis ended up shooting 75.0% from the field and totaled 4 dimes.
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Sacramento enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 29-21 on the campaign. They average 119.5 pts per contest (1st in basketball) while going 49.4% from the floor. The Kings are hitting 36.8% on shots from 3-point land (669 of 1,820) and 79.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Sacramento is pulling in 42.0 boards per game and has earned 1,347 assists for the season, which ranks 9th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.2 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 19.9 fouls per game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Kings are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game while drawing 21.2 fouls. They give up 36.0% on three-point shots and they are ranked 21st in the league in points per game allowed (116.4). The Kings defense is giving up a FG percentage of 48.9% (2,178 of 4,450) and they relinquish 42.0 boards per contest as a group. They are 10th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,273 relinquished on the season.
In their last game, the Pacers took a loss by a final score of 112-100 against the Grizzlies. The Pacers collected 27 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 38 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while recording 4 steals for the contest. The Grizzlies had 21 personal fouls in this game which took the Pacers to the free throw line for 21 attempts. They were able to convert 19 of the free throws for a percentage of 90.5%. In relation to three-point attempts, Indiana buried 9 of their 32 tries (28.1%). In all, the Pacers ended up going 36 for 79 from the floor which had them shooting 45.6%. The Pacers allowed the Grizzlies to make 43 of their 89 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.3% for this game. They wrapped up this game 24.3% from three-point range by shooting 9 of 37 and finished the contest at 17 of 22 at the free throw line (77.3%). When talking about team rebounding, Indiana permitted Memphis to pull down 41 in total (15 on the offensive glass).
Bennedict Mathurin ended up being a factor for the Pacers for the game. Mathurin earned 27 points in his 31 mins of playing time and totaled 3 dimes for the contest. He made 9 out of 20 for the contest giving him a rate of 45.0%, and accounted for 8 rebounds.
Indiana has a mark of 24-28 for the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Pacers are shooting 45.8% from the field, which ranks 24th in basketball. Indiana has 5,987 points for the campaign (115.1 per game) and they collect 42.0 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 26.3 times per contest (7th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 15.4 times per game. The Pacers are responsible for committing 21.6 personal fouls every game and they hit 80.0% from the free throw line.
The Indiana defense concedes 37.3% on 3-point shots (661 of 1,773) and opponents are connecting on 80.2% of their free throw attempts. They allow 26.3 dimes and 45.5 boards every game, which ranks them 27th and 26th in basketball. The Pacers on the defensive end are ranked 25th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 117.2. They are able to force 15.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.4% from the floor (17th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sacramento
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