Brooklyn Nets vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 2/15/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-4)
The Sacramento Kings (12-13) host the Brooklyn Nets (16-12) at Golden 1 Center on Monday. Sacramento opens this matchup as 4-point dogs. The over/under is set at 223.5.
The Brooklyn Nets stepped onto the hardwood against the Golden State Warriors and walked away with a win by a score of 134-117 in their last game. Brooklyn finished with a 53.8% field goal percentage (50 of 93) and buried 16 out of their 39 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Nets buried 18 of 20 attempts for a rate of 90.0%. When it comes to rebounding, they collected 45 with 8 of them being offensive. They also dished out 35 assists in this matchup while having 9 steals and 5 blocks. In terms of the defense, Brooklyn allowed 48.9% from the floor on 44 out of 90 shooting. Golden State distributed 25 dimes and had 6 steals for the game. In addition, the Warriors collected 37 rebounds (5 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Golden State ended up shooting 80.0% from the free throw line by making 20 of 25 attempts. They converted 9 out of their 34 attempts from long range.
Kyrie Irving is one player who played a role for this game. He accounted for 23 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He played 33:38 mins played and also snagged 5 boards. Irving ended up shooting 58.8% from the floor and also earned 4 assists. Someone else that was a contributor in this matchup for the Nets was Kevin Durant. He grabbed 5 rebounds and also had 6 dimes. He finished 42.1% from the floor in the matchup by hitting 8-of-19 (20 points). Overall, Durant was on the court for 33:16 min.
Brooklyn will enter this game with a record of 16-12 this year. They lose possession via turnover 15.2 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 19.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Brooklyn is pulling down 44.4 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 756 dimes this year, which ranks 1st in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Nets are connecting on 39.6% on 3-pointers (406 of 1,025) and 82.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 120.9 points per outing (2nd in the NBA) while hitting 49.7% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Nets are forcing 12.5 turnovers per game and they draw 19.6 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 36.1% on shots from downtown and they rank 28th in the league in points per game from their opponents (117.5). The Nets defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.3% (349 of 550) and they surrender 43.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 29th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 701 relinquished for the campaign.
For their last game, the Sacramento Kings took a loss by a score of 123-112 against the Orlando Magic. The Kings were able to collect 34 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 42 in the game. They blocked 2 shots while earning 8 steals in this matchup. The Magic had 15 personal fouls in the game which got the Kings to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 73.7%. In regard to shooting from distance, Sacramento converted 12 of 33 attempts (36.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Kings ended up going 43 out of 83 from the floor which had them shooting 51.8%. The Kings permitted the Magic to bury 46 of 91 tries from the field which had them sitting at 50.5% in the game. They finished 44.1% from downtown via 15 out of 34 and walked away from this one shooting 16 of 20 from the charity stripe (80.0%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Sacramento permitted Orlando to snag 42 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
Buddy Hield was important for the Kings in this game. He buried 7 out of 15 in this game for a field goal percentage of 46.7%, which had him sitting at 19 points. Hield snagged 4 rebounds in his 33:17 mins of time on the court and added 4 assists for the matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Sacramento was Tyrese Haliburton. He was able to score 14 points in 26:56 minutes on the court by way of 6 out of 12 shooting for this contest. Haliburton walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field while earning 7 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Sacramento has a record of 12-13 this season. Sacramento has scored 2,839 pts so far this season (113.6 per contest) and they pull down 43.6 boards per game. The Kings have committed 20.0 fouls every game and they shoot 71.6% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Kings are shooting 47.5% from the field, which is 10th in basketball. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.9 times per game (9th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.1 times per contest. The Kings on the defensive side of the court are 29th in the league in points allowed per game with 118.4. They have given up 25.9 dimes and 45.4 boards per contest, which ranks them 25th and 20th in basketball. The Sacramento defense allows 38.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (329 of 847) and their opposition makes 81.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.9% from the floor (26th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-4)
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