Sacramento Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 2/28/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
The Oklahoma City Thunder are hosting the Sacramento Kings at Paycom Center on Tuesday.
The Kings faced the Thunder and walked away with a win by a score of 124-115 in their last contest. Sacramento finished the contest with a 52.9% field goal percentage (45 of 85) and made 18 out of their 43 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Kings converted 16 of 24 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 48 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 32 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In terms of defending, Sacramento allowed the other team to shoot 47.7% from the field on 41 of 86 shooting. Oklahoma City recorded 24 assists and had 10 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, Oklahoma City totaled 37 rebounds (9 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 1 block. Oklahoma City went 73.9% when shooting free throws by converting 17 of 23 attempts. They made 16 out of their 40 tries from downtown. In relation to fouls, the Kings ended up walking away with 21 while the Thunder recorded 19 fouls.
De'Aaron Fox is one player who was a contributor for the game. Fox finished shooting 57.9% from the floor and also distributed 8 dimes. He played for 37 minutes and pulled down 3 rebounds. He recorded 33 points on 11 of 19 shooting.
Get all of our NBA Picks Tonight
Sacramento heads into this matchup with a mark of 35-25 for the campaign. They turn it over 14.2 times per game and as a team are committing 19.9 personal fouls per game. As a team, Sacramento is pulling in 42.0 boards per contest and has accumulated 1,619 assists for the season, which is 6th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Kings are hitting 36.8% on shots from 3-point land (805 of 2,186) and 80.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 120.7 points per outing (1st in the NBA) while going 49.7% from the floor.
On defense, the Kings are able to force 14.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.1 fouls. They concede 37.4% on shots from downtown and they rank 25th in basketball in PPG allowed (118.1). The Kings defense is allowing a FG percentage of 49.4% (2,640 of 5,342) and they relinquish 41.8 boards per game as a group. They are 19th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,562 surrendered this year.
The last time they took the court, the Thunder took a defeat with a final score of 124-115 when they faced the Kings. In reference to rebounding, Oklahoma City allowed Sacramento to snag 48 in total (13 offensive). They shot 41.9% from distance by shooting 18 out of 43 and finished the contest at 16 of 24 from the charity stripe (66.7%). The Thunder allowed the Kings to knock down 45 of their 85 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 52.9% for the game. In all, the Thunder finished the game shooting 41 out of 86 from the field which had them sitting at 47.7%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Oklahoma City made 16 out of their 40 attempts (40.0%). They were able to knock down 17 of them for a rate of 73.9%. The Kings committed 21 fouls in this matchup which took the Thunder to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while earning 10 steals for the contest. The Thunder were able to collect 28 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 37 for the game.
Isaiah Joe was important for the Thunder in the matchup. He made 6 of 11 for this contest for a rate of 54.5%, but didn't pull down a rebound. Joe earned 24 points in his 28 mins on the court and had 3 dimes for this game.
Oklahoma City has a record of 28-32 this season. The Thunder commit 21.4 personal fouls every game while shooting 80.0% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 24.7 times per game (18th in basketball) and they cough up possession 13.4 times per game. Oklahoma City has accumulated 7,069 pts this season (117.8 per contest) and they pull in 43.9 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Thunder are shooting 46.9% from the field, which has them ranked 18th in the league.
The Oklahoma City defense gives up 35.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (768 of 2,147) and opponents are converting on 78.1% of their free throw attempts. They allow 25.5 assists and 46.9 boards per contest, which ranks them 15th and 30th in the league. The Thunder defensively are ranked 20th in the league in points given up per game with 116.6. They have forced 16.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.0% from the field (12th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert NBA Picks
Oklahoma City Thunder - Twitter
Sacramento Kings - Twitter