Charlotte Hornets vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 2/28/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+2.5)
The Charlotte Hornets (15-17) are headed to Golden 1 Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Sacramento Kings (13-20). Sacramento opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites. The total is set at 239.
The Charlotte Hornets played the Golden State Warriors and ended up losing by a score of 130-121 in their last game. Charlotte wrapped up the game with a 46.1% field goal percentage (41 out of 89) and converted 17 out of their 41 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hornets made 22 of 32 attempts for a rate of 68.8%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 38 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 27 assists for this contest in addition to creating 23 turnovers and earning 11 steals. In the matter of the defense, Charlotte allowed 60.8% from the floor on 48 out of 79 shooting. Golden State totaled 38 assists and had 10 steals for this game. Moreover, Golden State grabbed 37 rebounds (4 offensive, 33 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Golden State finished the game at 92.0% at the free throw line by burying 23 of their 25 shots. They also converted 11 of their 24 attempts from downtown.
Terry Rozier is a player who was a factor for the game. He walked away with 24 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 37:51 minutes played and also pulled down 2 boards. Rozier finished the contest at 56.3% from the field and also distributed 3 assists. Someone else that played a role in this matchup for the Hornets was LaMelo Ball. He snagged 7 rebounds in his 37:10 min played. He finished the contest at 43.8% from the field in the matchup by going 7-of-16 (22 points). When the final whistle blew, Ball earned 6 assists.
Charlotte will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 15-17 this year. They have an average of 111.6 pts per contest (18th in the league) while connecting on 46.0% from the field. The Hornets are connecting on 38.2% from downtown (446 of 1,168) and 77.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Charlotte is collecting 44.1 rebounds per game and has racked up 861 assists for the season, which has them ranked 5th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 15.4 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.7 fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Hornets are able to force 15.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. The Hornets defense is giving up a FG percentage of 47.0% (507 of 607) and they relinquish 45.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 30th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 907 conceded so far this year. They are relinquishing 37.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 21st in the league in PPG allowed (112.8).
In their last game, the Sacramento Kings got the victory with a final of 110-107 against the Detroit Pistons. The Kings were able to pull down 35 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 49 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 5 steals in this game. The Pistons committed 25 fouls in the matchup which took the Kings to the free throw line for a total of 41 shots. They were able to knock down 29 of those for a percentage of 70.7%. With regard to three-point attempts, Sacramento made 7 of their 32 tries (21.9%). When all was said and done, the Kings finished 37 out of 89 from the field which gave them a rate of 41.6%. The Kings allowed the Pistons to convert 37 out of their 82 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.1% in the game. They finished 36.4% from beyond the arc by going 12 out of 33 and ended up shooting 21 out of 32 from the free throw line (65.6%). In regard to team rebounding, Sacramento allowed Detroit to pull down 45 in all (10 offensive).
De'Aaron Fox was important for the Kings in this contest. He converted 9 of 21 in this game for a rate of 42.9%, and had 5 rebounds. Fox earned 27 points in his 38:24 mins of playing time and added 6 assists for the matchup. An additional guy who came through for Sacramento was Harrison Barnes. He wrapped the game up with 7 dimes in 40:25 minutes on the court, and he shot 5 of 14 from the floor. Barnes finished going 35.7% from the floor as well as earning 21 points and 8 boards.
Sacramento has a mark of 13-20 on the season. As an offensive unit, the Kings are shooting 47.5% from the floor, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Sacramento has accumulated 3,762 pts for the season (114.0 per game) and they pull in 42.8 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 25.7 times per contest (11th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.0 times per game. The Kings are responsible for committing 19.9 fouls per game and they go 72.1% from the free throw line. The Kings defensively are ranked 30th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 120.1. They are able to force 13.2 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 49.1% from the field (30th in the league). The Sacramento defense allows 40.3% on 3-point shots (447 of 1,109) and opponents are connecting on 80.0% of their foul shots. They relinquish 26.2 assists and 44.9 total rebounds per game, which ranks 26th and 18th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte (+2.5)
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