Cleveland Cavaliers vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 3/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+3)
Golden 1 Center is the venue where and the Sacramento Kings (20-25) will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (17-27) on Saturday. The spread on this contest has Sacramento as 3-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 224.
The Cleveland Cavaliers took the court against the Chicago Bulls and took home the win by a score of 103-94 in their last game. Cleveland wrapped up the contest having earned a 45.7% field goal percentage (42 out of 92) and knocked down 11 out of their 29 three-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Cavaliers converted 8 of their 10 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they collected a total of 46 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 28 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In terms of defending, Cleveland allowed the other team to shoot 44.6% from the floor on 37 out of 83 shooting. Chicago doled out 21 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. Furthermore, Chicago grabbed 45 rebounds (10 offensive, 35 defensive) and earned 7 blocks. Chicago finished the game shooting 85.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of their 14 shots. They knocked down 8 of 28 tries from 3-point range.
Darius Garland is one player who played a role in this matchup. He ended up with 22 points on 8 out of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 36:45 minutes played and pulled down 4 rebounds. Garland finished the game shooting 40.0% from the floor and earned 9 dimes. Someone else that was a major factor in this contest for the Cavaliers was Jarrett Allen. He snagged 9 rebounds in 34:32 min played. He went 75.0% from the field for the game by going 9-of-12 (19 points). At the conclusion of this game, Allen collected 1 assist.
Cleveland enters this game with a win-loss mark of 17-27 this year. They currently have an average of 104.0 pts per game (30th in the NBA) on 45.2% from the floor. The Cavaliers are connecting on 34.2% from downtown (415 of 1,212) and 72.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Cleveland is pulling down 43.4 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,024 dimes on the year, which is 21st in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 15.7 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.0 fouls every game. On defense, the Cavaliers are forcing 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.2 personal fouls. The Cavaliers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 47.8% (675 of 889) and they surrender 43.7 boards per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 13th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,062 surrendered for the campaign. They concede 38.8% on three-point shots and they are 16th in the league in opponents points per game (111.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Sacramento Kings took home the win by a final score of 141-119 against the Golden State Warriors. The Kings were able to snag 33 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 38 in the game. They coughed it up 6 times, while getting 6 steals for this game. The Warriors were called for 19 personal fouls for this game which took the Kings to the free throw line for 19 tries. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 84.2%. When it comes to 3-point shots, Sacramento buried 19 of their 38 tries (50.0%). When the game finished, the Kings went 53 out of 89 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 59.6%. The Kings allowed the Warriors to knock down 45 of their 88 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 51.1% for the matchup. They finished 53.1% from downtown by going 17 out of 32 and ended up shooting 12 of 12 from the free throw line (100.0%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Sacramento permitted Golden State to get 38 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
De'Aaron Fox ended up being a factor for the Kings for the contest. He converted 16 of 22 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 72.7%, and added 2 rebounds. Fox recorded 44 points in his 35:40 minutes of playing time and had 7 assists for the game. Someone else who was a determining factor for Sacramento was Richaun Holmes. He ended up walking away with 1 assist in his 32:00 minutes played, and he put in 10 out of 14 from the floor. Holmes ended the game having shot 71.4% from the floor and also earning 25 points and 11 boards.
Sacramento has a win-loss record of 20-25 so far this year. The Kings are responsible for committing 19.7 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 73.2% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 25.9 times per game (11th in the league) and they are giving up possession 13.4 times per contest. Sacramento has accumulated 5,180 pts on the season (115.1 per game) and they average 42.6 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Kings are hitting on 48.3% from the field, which ranks them 6th in basketball. The Kings defensively are ranked 29th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 119.0. They are forcing 12.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 49.0% from the floor (30th in basketball). The Sacramento defense gives up 39.2% on shots from beyond the arc (575 of 1,465) and opponents are connecting on 80.6% of their free throw shots. They give up 25.6 dimes and 44.5 rebounds per game, which is ranked 23rd and 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (+3)
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