Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 3/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+2)
The Sacramento Kings (14-22) play the Houston Rockets (11-23) at Golden 1 Center on Thursday. Sacramento opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The total is set at 227.
The Houston Rockets stepped onto the hardwood against the Brooklyn Nets and took a loss by a score of 132-114 in their last game. Houston ended having earned a 41.8% field goal percentage (38 of 91) and converted 18 out of their 43 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Rockets made 20 of 28 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. With regard to rebounding, they earned 37 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 24 dimes for the contest while creating 14 turnovers and having 10 steals. When talking about defense, Houston allowed 57.6% from the field on 49 out of 85 shooting. Brooklyn distributed 33 assists and had 5 steals for this game. block Brooklyn ended up shooting 70.8% when shooting free throws by converting 17 of their 24 attempts. They also buried 17 out of their 35 attempts from 3-point land.
John Wall is a player who was a factor for this game. He had 36 points on 12 out of 30 shooting. He played for 41:29 mins played and grabbed 2 rebounds. Wall finished shooting 40.0% from the field and recorded 5 assists. An additional guy that came through in this game for the Rockets was Victor Oladipo. He pulled down 7 rebounds in his 36:34 minutes on the court. He walked away from this one shooting 36.0% from the field in this matchup by going 9-of-25 (33 points). When all was said and done, Oladipo tallied 5 assists.
Houston will play this game with a record of 11-23 for the year. They are turning it over 14.8 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.2 fouls every game. As a unit, Houston is collecting 42.4 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 754 dimes so far this season, which ranks 29th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Rockets are hitting 33.3% on three-point shots (459 of 1,380) and 75.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 107.6 pts per game (25th in the league) on 43.7% from the floor. On defense, the Rockets have forced 15.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They rank 5th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 797 conceded for the season. The Rockets are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.6% (533 of 672) and they surrender 48.3 boards per game as a unit. They are surrendering 37.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 21st in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (112.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Sacramento Kings walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 123-119 when they faced the Portland Blazers. The Kings were able to pull down 33 defensive rebounds and 18 offensive rebounds for a total of 51 in the game. They coughed up the ball 7 times, while recording 3 steals for this game. The Blazers earned 14 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Kings to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to bury 10 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Sacramento made 11 out of their 29 tries (37.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Kings ended up shooting 49 for 103 from the field which gave them a rate of 47.6%. The Kings permitted the Blazers to make 42 of 88 attempts from the field which had them at 47.7% in this game. They finished shooting 39.5% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 15 of 38 and finished the game at 24 out of 25 from the free throw line (96.0%). In regard to rebounds, Sacramento permitted Portland to pull down 41 overall (9 offensive).
De'Aaron Fox ended up having an impact for the Kings in this matchup. He converted 12 of 26 in this contest for a field goal rate of 46.2%, and had 8 rebounds. Fox had 32 points in his 38:50 mins on the court and had 12 assists for the matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Sacramento was Buddy Hield. He came away with 3 dimes in 37:02 mins on the court, and he knocked down 8 out of 17 from the floor. Hield walked away from this one going 47.1% from the field as well as earning 21 points and 6 rebounds.
Sacramento has a record of 14-22 for the season. Sacramento has accumulated 4,130 points this season (114.7 per game) and they pull down 42.4 boards per game. The Kings commit 19.8 personal fouls per contest while shooting 71.8% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Kings are connecting on 48.0% from the floor, which is ranked 9th in the league. They are dishing out assists 26.0 times per contest (9th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 13.7 times per game. The Kings on the defensive end are ranked 30th in basketball in points given up per game with 120.4. They are able to force 13.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 49.3% from the field (30th in the NBA). The Sacramento defense allows 40.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (485 of 1,204) and their opposition knocks down 80.9% of their foul shots. They give up 26.2 assists and 44.4 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 26th and 17th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (+2)
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