Free NBA Picks Today: Indiana Pacers vs Sacramento Kings 2/3/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Indiana Pacers vs Sacramento Kings 2/3/23
Fri 3rd February 2023

The Indiana Pacers (24-29, 16-11 Home) will try to slow down the league’s top scoring team when they host the Sacramento Kings (29-21, 13-10 Away) on Friday.

Sacramento topped the San Antonio Spurs 119-109 at AT&T Center on Wednesday. With 34 points and 11 rebounds, Domantas Sabonis was a top performer. The Kings are the third seed in the Western Conference.

Indiana is playing the second of a back-to-back after losing their fourth in a row in a close one yesterday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, falling to the Los Angeles Lakers 112-111. Tyrese Haliburton tallied 26 points to lead the team in scoring in the loss.

With 20 points, 13 rebounds, and three assists, Myles Turner also had a strong game. The Pacers are 11th in the Eastern Conference. The teams are meeting for the last time this season. Sacramento will be pursuing a season sweep against Indiana after winning the only previous game 137-114 at Golden 1 Center in November 2022.

Harrison Barnes led the Kings with 22 points. Jalen Smith had 22 points in the loss. The Kings have been led this season by De’Aaron Fox, who is averaging 24.3 points per game.

Meanwhile, Sabonis is contributing 12.3 rebounds, most in the league, and 7.1 assists per game. Haliburton (20.3 ppg), Bennedict Mathurin (17.6), and Turner (17.5) have supplied much of the Pacers’ offense. Turner also has pulled down 7.9 rebounds per game, while Haliburton has tallied 10.3 assists per game, most in the league.

The Kings rank as the most explosive offense in the NBA with 119.5 points per game. The Pacers have had success in the last 10 meetings between the teams at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, winning six. Meanwhile, the Pacers are 6-4 when playing the second of a back-to-back this season and 4-3 with a rest disadvantage.

The Kings are 1-6 with a rest advantage.In the last 10 games, Sacramento is 7-3 with an average margin of +7.1 (120.7-113.6). Indiana has gone 1-9 over the last 10, allowing 123.5 points per game on average while scoring only 113.3 (-10.2 margin). The Pacers are averaging 115.1 ppg for the full season while allowing 117.1.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Terence Davis: 6.7 | 9.9 | -3.3
Points per game:
Kevin Huerter: 9.0 | 15.1 | -6.1
Rebounds per game:
Keegan Murray: 7.2 | 4.5 | +2.7
Harrison Barnes: 3.2 | 4.8 | -1.6
Assists per game:
Domantas Sabonis: 5.0 | 7.1 | -2.1


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
T.J. McConnell: 24.4 | 15.5 | +8.9
Jalen Smith: 8.0 | 16.4 | -8.4
Points per game:
Tyrese Haliburton: 26.0 | 20.3 | +5.7
Rebounds per game:
Jalen Smith: 3.0 | 5.8 | -2.8
Assists per game:
T.J. McConnell: 7.6 | 5.1 | +2.5

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Sacramento Kings (-115)

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