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Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers Predictions and Preview for 4/9/2022

Sacramento Kings takes on Los Angeles Clippers on 4/9/2022 at 09:40 PM.

The Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers face off in an important game for both teams. Sacramento Kings has a record of 29-51 this regular season. Los Angeles Clippers is 40-40 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Sacramento Kings Team Defense Preview




Their defensive efficiency is 115.4, there is a lot of work to do here. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are a below average team when it comes to their ability to force bad shots. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. The defensive lapses yielding dunks, layups, and tip-ins are prevalent.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Sacramento Kings Team Offense Preview




Their offensive efficiency is 109.9, which makes them a below average offense in the NBA and that means there is room for improvement, but will they actually improve? Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a team that is basically of average tempo.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .561 which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .524, which is considered to be below average. They attempt .378 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .343 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .771 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe.

They have an offensive rebounding rate of 21.6% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

Los Angeles Clippers Team Defense Preview

Their defensive efficiency is 110.5, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are doing a great job forcing bad shots from opposing offenses, they are among the leaders in the NBA. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. Making the easy shots hard is what this team does to opponents, among the best in the NBA.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Los Angeles Clippers Team Offense Preview


Their offensive efficiency is 109.6, which makes them a below average offense in the NBA and that means there is room for improvement, but will they actually improve? This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. This is a slower than average team when it comes to the pace of play.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .562 which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .529, which is considered to be below average. They attempt .390 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .370 of their shots from three point range. They are an above average three point shooting team. They made .792 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an abysmal offensive rebounding rate of 20.5% this season. Offensive rebounding is not their thing, it should be important. They are socially distancing on the offensive glass!

The Sacramento Kings Roster

The Players to Watch for Sacramento Kings

Harrison Barnes 6-8 225 PF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. Getting to the Free Throw Line is an important part of his game. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

De’Aaron Fox 6-3 185 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. He is a below average three point shooter. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Davion Mitchell 6-2 205 PG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. In the NBA, he would be considered one of the more passive offensive players and he is almost exclusively a jump shooter. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

The Los Angeles Clippers Roster

The Players to Watch for Los Angeles Clippers

Reggie Jackson 6-2 208 SG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Terance Mann 6-5 215 SF

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Luke Kennard 6-5 206 SG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He likes to drift out there on offense, he is not very active near the rim. Three point shooting is an important part of his game. He is an above average three point shooter who must be respected. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Sacramento Kings 115 Los Angeles Clippers 111

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