Atlanta Hawks vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 3/24/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-3)
The Atlanta Hawks (22-21) travel to Golden 1 Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Sacramento Kings (18-25). Atlanta opens this game as 3-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 237.
The Atlanta Hawks played the Los Angeles Clippers and went home with a loss by a final score of 119-110 in their last contest. Atlanta walked away from the contest with a 45.3% field goal percentage (43 of 95) and made 12 of their 34 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Hawks made 12 of 16 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they earned 48 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 21 dimes for the matchup while forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and having 3 steals. Pertaining to defending, Atlanta let their opponent shoot 49.4% from the floor on 42 of 85 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 26 dimes and had 4 steals in this contest. On top of that, Los Angeles pulled down 44 rebounds (8 offensive, 36 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Los Angeles ended up going 90.0% from the charity stripe by burying 18 of their 20 shots. They converted 17 of their 38 attempts from three-point range.
Trae Young is one guy who was a factor for the game. He totaled 28 points on 9 out of 20 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37:34 minutes and collected 5 rebounds. Young finished the contest at 45.0% from the floor and also dished out 8 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in this contest for the Hawks was John Collins. He had 7 rebounds in his 28:28 min on the court. He shot 71.4% from the floor in this matchup by connecting on 10-of-14 (23 points). In all, Collins had 1 assist.
Atlanta enters this one with a win-loss mark of 22-21 on the season. The Hawks are connecting on 36.4% from downtown (546 of 1,500) and 82.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 112.6 pts per contest (15th in the league) while hitting 45.7% from the floor. They turn it over 14.0 times per game and as a team they commit 19.8 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling in 46.0 boards per game and has racked up 1,044 assists for the season, which is 17th in basketball in terms of passing. On the defensive end of the court, the Hawks are able to force 12.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.6 fouls. The Hawks defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.6% (534 of 884) and they concede 42.7 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 13th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,021 relinquished so far this season. They relinquish 34.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 10th in the league in points per game allowed (110.7).
In their last game, the Sacramento Kings got the win with a final of 119-105 when they faced the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Kings were able to corral 39 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 49 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 16 times, while earning 6 steals in the game. The Cavaliers were called for 11 fouls in this matchup which got the Kings to the free throw line for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to make 8 of them for a clip of 66.7%. In regard to three-point attempts, Sacramento made 13 of 30 tries (43.3%). Overall, the Kings shot 49 for 90 from the floor which had them sitting at 54.4%. The Kings allowed the Cavaliers to convert 41 out of 96 tries from the field which had them shooting 42.7% in this matchup. They shot 23.5% from downtown by shooting 4 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 23 from the free throw line (82.6%). When it comes to team rebounding, Sacramento allowed Cleveland to collect 39 in all (10 offensive).
De'Aaron Fox was important for the Kings for this contest. He converted 13 out of 23 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 56.5%, and earned 6 rebounds. Fox earned 30 points in his 38:04 minutes on the hardwood and added 6 dimes in this matchup. Someone else who came through for Sacramento was Tyrese Haliburton. He ended up finishing with 2 dimes in 36:22 minutes played, and he knocked down 11 of 15 from the floor. Haliburton ended the game having shot 73.3% from the floor and also contributing 28 points and 1 rebound.
Sacramento has a record of 18-25 this year. Sacramento has accounted for 4,929 pts this season (114.6 per game) and they pull down 42.7 rebounds per game. The Kings commit 20.0 fouls every game and they go 72.6% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Kings are hitting on 48.1% from the floor, which is ranked 8th in the NBA. They are earning an assist 26.0 times per contest (11th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.5 times per contest. The Kings are ranked 29th in the NBA in points given up per game with 119.3. They have conceded 25.8 dimes and 44.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 24th and 20th in basketball. The Sacramento defense concedes 39.1% from downtown (551 of 1,408) and opponents are making 80.3% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 12.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 48.9% from the field (30th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (-3)
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