Free NBA Picks Today: Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers 3/3/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers 3/3/23
Fri 3rd March 2023

The Los Angeles Clippers (33-32, 18-17 Away) will try to slow down the league’s top scoring team when they head to face the Sacramento Kings (36-25, 18-12 Home) on Friday.

Los Angeles is playing the second of a back-to-back after being outplayed by the Golden State Warriors 115-91 at Chase Center yesterday, their fourth consecutive loss. Kawhi Leonard was a top performer in the loss with 21 points and seven rebounds.

The Clippers are the seventh seed in the Western Conference. Sacramento won their fourth in a row on Tuesday at Paycom Center, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 123-117. Harrison Barnes had 29 points and nine rebounds, carrying the team.

The Kings are third in the Western Conference. It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams. Los Angeles will be looking to split the season series after triumphing in only one of the three previous meetings. Sacramento won the most recent showdown 176-175 in double overtime at Arena on Friday.

Malik Monk led the Kings with 45 points, while De’Aaron Fox was a key contributor with 42 points, 12 assists, and five steals. Leonard had 44 points in defeat.Paul George is averaging 23.3 points per game to lead the Clips in scoring this season.

George also has dished 5.2 assists per game. Meanwhile, Ivica Zubac is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. Fox (25.4 ppg) has powered the Kings’ offense. Domantas Sabonis is collecting 12.4 rebounds, most in the league, and 6.9 assists per game.

The Kings are averaging 120.7 points per game, ranking as the highest-scoring offense in the league. In the last 10 visits to Golden 1 Center, the Clippers are a dominant 9-1. Meanwhile, the Clippers are 3-8 when playing on consecutive nights this season and 1-8 in such games against opponents with at least a day of rest.

The Kings are 1-8 with a rest advantage. Los Angeles is 4-6 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -2.8 (120.9-123.7). For the season, the Clippers are averaging 112.1 points per game, compared to 112.5 for opponents.

Sacramento has a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 128.6 points per game on average while allowing 127.7 (+0.9 margin). The Kings are averaging 120.7 ppg for the full season while allowing 118.1.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Marcus Morris Sr.: 8.5 | 17.9 | -9.4
Points per game:
Eric Gordon: 7.4 | 12.4 | -5.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
De’Aaron Fox: 35.3 | 25.4 | +9.9

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Sacramento Kings -8.5 (-105)

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