Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 3/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+2.5)
The Sacramento Kings (18-25) host the Golden State Warriors (22-22) at Golden 1 Center on Thursday. Sacramento opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 223.
The Golden State Warriors faced the Philadelphia 76ers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 108-98 in their last game. Golden State ended the contest with a 43.4% field goal percentage (36 out of 83) and converted 8 out of their 25 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Warriors converted 18 of their 26 shots for a rate of 69.2%. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 38 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 22 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In regard to defending, Golden State allowed their opponent to shoot 45.3% from the floor on 39 out of 86 shooting. Philadelphia earned 15 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. On top of that, Philadelphia collected 51 rebounds (13 offensive, 38 defensive) and added 7 rejections. Philadelphia finished the contest at 65.7% when shooting free throws by making 23 of their 35 shots. They also made 7 of their 24 shots from 3-point range.
Kelly Oubre Jr. is one guy who was a major factor in this matchup. He scored 24 points on 8 of 14 shooting. He played for 35:10 minutes and also collected 10 rebounds. Oubre went 57.1% from the floor and distributed 3 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Warriors was Jordan Poole. He totaled 4 rebounds in 38:54 minutes on the court. He finished the game at 31.3% from the field in the game by going 5-of-16 (19 points). At the conclusion of this game, Poole had 2 assists.
Golden State enters this one with a win-loss record of 22-22 so far this year. They currently have an average of 112.5 pts per game (15th in basketball) while shooting 46.1% from the floor. The Warriors are shooting 36.5% on 3-point shots (604 of 1,655) and 77.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Golden State is pulling down 43.0 boards per game and has totaled 1,214 dimes this season, which is 1st in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 14.8 times per game and as a unit they are committing 21.9 personal fouls per contest. Defensively, the Warriors are forcing their opponents into 15.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.5 fouls. They are conceding 36.7% on three-point shots and they are ranked 20th in the league in PPG allowed (113.0). The Warriors defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.6% (690 of 904) and they concede 48.8 boards per contest as a group. They are 14th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,035 conceded on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Sacramento Kings walked away with a victory by a final of 119-105 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Kings were able to pull down 39 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 49 for the game. They also turned the ball over 16 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Cavaliers were called for 11 personal fouls for this game which got the Kings to the free throw line for 12 tries. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throws for a rate of 66.7%. With respect to shooting from distance, Sacramento made 13 of 30 tries (43.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Kings ended up shooting 49 out of 90 from the floor which had them sitting at 54.4%. The Kings allowed the Cavaliers to make 41 of 96 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.7% for this contest. They went 23.5% from distance by going 4 of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 19 of 23 at the charity stripe (82.6%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Sacramento allowed Cleveland to pull down 39 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
De'Aaron Fox was important for the Kings in this matchup. He made 13 out of 23 in the matchup for a rate of 56.5%, and had 6 rebounds. Fox tallied 30 points in his 38:04 minutes on the court and accumulated 6 assists for the contest. An additional guy that was pivotal for Sacramento was Tyrese Haliburton. He finished with 2 assists in 36:22 mins on the court, and he converted 11 out of 15 from the floor. Haliburton ended up shooting 73.3% from the field in addition to earning 28 points and 1 rebound.
Sacramento has a win-loss record of 18-25 for the season. The Kings commit 20.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 72.6% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 26.0 times per contest (11th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.5 times per contest. Sacramento has accounted for 4,929 pts on the campaign (114.6 per contest) and they average 42.7 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Kings are connecting on 48.1% from the field, which has them ranked 8th in the league. The Kings on the defensive end are ranked 29th in the league in points given up per game with 119.3. They give up 25.8 assists and 44.7 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 24th and 20th in the league. The Sacramento defense surrenders 39.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (551 of 1,408) and opponents are converting on 80.3% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 12.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 48.9% from the field (30th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State (+2.5)
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