Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 2/24/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+7)
The Los Angeles Clippers welcome the Sacramento Kings at Crypto.com Arena on Friday. Sacramento opens as 7-point dogs. The over/under is set at 234.
The Kings played the Suns and ended up losing by a score of 120-109 in their last contest. Sacramento ended having earned a 44.6% field goal percentage (37 out of 83) and made 14 of their 38 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Kings buried 21 of their 24 tries for a percentage of 87.5%. In regard to pulling down boards, they earned 40 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 23 assists for this game while forcing 13 turnovers and having 8 steals. In terms of defending, Sacramento let their opponent shoot 56.8% from the field on 50 out of 88 shooting. Phoenix distributed 33 assists and had 12 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Phoenix collected 37 rebounds (8 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Phoenix finished the contest at 81.3% from the charity stripe by making 13 of their 16 tries. They converted 7 of 22 shots from long range. Concerning personal fouls, the Kings ended up finishing with 21 while the Suns recorded 17 personal fouls.
De'Aaron Fox is one player who had an impact in this game. He totaled 35 points on 12 out of 22 shooting. He played for 38 minutes and also totaled 4 boards. Fox shot 54.5% from the field and dished out 4 assists.
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Sacramento enters this game with a win-loss mark of 32-25 so far this year. They are averaging 119.5 pts per contest (1st in basketball) while hitting 49.4% from the floor. The Kings are connecting on 36.5% on shots from 3-point land (755 of 2,068) and 80.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Sacramento is grabbing 41.8 boards per game and has 1,527 assists on the year, which has them ranked 9th in the NBA in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.8 fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Kings are able to force 14.4 turnovers every game and they draw 20.9 fouls. They are surrendering 36.7% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 23rd in basketball in opponents PPG (117.2). The Kings defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 49.3% (2,497 of 5,065) and they surrender 42.0 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 11th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,473 conceded this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Clippers walked away with a victory by a final of 116-107 against the Suns. Regarding rebounding, Los Angeles permitted Phoenix to snag 38 in all (7 offensive). They shot 35.5% from beyond the arc by shooting 11 of 31 and finished the game at 12 out of 16 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Clippers allowed the Suns to knock down 42 of their 89 tries from the field which had them at 47.2% for the contest. When the final whistle blew, the Clippers finished 40 for 82 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.8%. When discussing shots from 3-point land, Los Angeles knocked down 11 of their 34 attempts (32.4%). They were able to bury 25 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 92.6%. The Suns committed 24 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Clippers to the charity stripe for a total of 27 shots. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 8 steals in this game. The Clippers collected 35 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 43 in this contest.
Paul George pitched in for the Clippers in this contest. He buried 9 out of 19 for the game for a rate of 47.4%, and accumulated 6 rebounds. George racked up 26 points in his 36 minutes on the court and had 5 dimes in this contest.
Los Angeles has a mark of 33-28 for the year. The Clippers have committed 19.5 fouls per contest and they shoot 77.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 22.9 times per contest (25th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 14.0 times per game. Los Angeles has accumulated 6,798 points so far this year (111.4 per game) and they grab 43.5 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Clippers are hitting on 46.9% from the field, which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Clippers on the defensive side of the court are 4th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.1. They have forced 13.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.0% from the floor (11th in basketball). The Los Angeles defense allows 36.4% on shots from 3-point land (745 of 2,047) and opponents are connecting on 75.9% of their free throw shots. They concede 24.5 assists and 43.0 rebounds per game, which is 10th and 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-7)
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