Boston Celtics vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 2/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-2.5)
The Sacramento Kings (9-11) play the Boston Celtics (10-8) at Golden 1 Center on Wednesday. Sacramento opens this contest as 2.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 223.
The Boston Celtics faced off with the Los Angeles Lakers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 96-95 in their last game. Boston finished the contest with a 48.8% field goal percentage (40 of 82) and made 6 of their 21 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Celtics made 9 of 14 attempts for a rate of 64.3%. With respect to pulling down boards, they earned 42 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 24 assists in this game while getting 10 steals and 6 rejections. Pertaining to the defense, Boston allowed their opponent to shoot 44.0% from the field on 37 of 84 shooting. Los Angeles earned 20 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Lakers totaled 45 rebounds (13 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Los Angeles finished shooting 68.4% from the free throw line by making 13 of their 19 tries. They buried 9 out of their 31 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Jayson Tatum is someone who was a major contributor in this matchup. He totaled 30 points on 12 of 18 shooting. He played 39:47 mins and also collected 9 boards. Tatum ended up shooting 66.7% from the field and also totaled 3 assists. An additional guy that came through in this game for the Celtics was Jaylen Brown. He collected 2 rebounds and also accounted for 3 dimes. He finished the game at 68.4% from the floor in this matchup via 13-of-19 (28 points). When the game finished, Brown saw the court for 37:57 minutes.
Boston steps onto the hardwood with a record of 10-8 on the year. The Celtics are connecting on 37.7% from downtown (215 of 570) and 75.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 111.6 pts per contest (16th in the league) while shooting 47.3% from the field. They are giving up possession 15.1 times per contest and as a group they commit 20.8 personal fouls every game. As a team, Boston is snagging 44.3 rebounds per contest and has earned 410 dimes for the season, which is 28th in the NBA in terms of passing. On defense, the Celtics are forcing 15.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.7 personal fouls. The Celtics defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 46.8% (280 of 354) and they surrender 42.4 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 3rd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 404 relinquished for the year. They surrender 35.8% on 3-point shots and they rank 8th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (109.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Sacramento Kings went home victorious with a score of 118-109 when they played the New Orleans Pelicans. The Kings were able to snag 39 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 52 for the matchup. They stuffed 8 attempts while getting 3 steals for the contest. The Pelicans earned 22 fouls for the matchup which took the Kings to the free throw line for a total of 26 attempts. They were able to bury 20 of the free throw tries for a rate of 76.9%. In regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Sacramento buried 14 out of their 43 tries (32.6%). When this game wrapped up, the Kings went 42 for 88 from the floor which had them at 47.7%. The Kings permitted the Pelicans to bury 40 of their 101 tries from the field which left them shooting 39.6% in this matchup. They went 30.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 9 out of 30 and ended up going 20 out of 24 from the free throw line (83.3%). In relation to rebounding, Sacramento permitted New Orleans to collect 46 in all (17 on the offensive glass).
De'Aaron Fox was important for the Kings for the game. He made 14 out of 24 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, which had him finishing with 38 points. Fox collected 4 rebounds in his 39:41 minutes of time on the court and had 12 assists in the matchup. Another guy who was a determining factor for Sacramento was Harrison Barnes. He left the arena with 24 points in his 40:23 mins on the court by way of 8 out of 14 shooting in the game. Barnes ended the game having shot 57.1% from the field while also collecting 4 assists and 8 rebounds.
Sacramento has a mark of 9-11 for the year. Sacramento has accumulated 2,268 pts this season (113.4 per contest) and they collect 43.4 rebounds per contest. The Kings are committing 20.3 personal fouls per contest and they hit 71.6% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Kings are connecting on 47.5% from the floor, which is ranked 8th in basketball. They are earning an assist 25.6 times per contest (11th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.7 times per contest. The Kings are ranked 29th in the league in points per game surrendered with 119.2. The Sacramento defense gives up 39.2% on 3-pointers (273 of 697) and their opponents are knocking down 81.5% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 26.1 assists and 44.5 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 25th and 15th in basketball. They have forced 13.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 48.3% from the field (29th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sacramento (+2.5)
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