Indiana Pacers vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 1/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (-2)
The Indiana Pacers (6-3) travel to Golden 1 Center on Monday where they'll meet the Sacramento Kings (4-6). The spread on this contest has Indiana as 2-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 233.
The Indiana Pacers stepped onto the hardwood against the Phoenix Suns and took a loss by a final of 125-117 in their last game. Indiana wrapped up the contest having earned a 47.8% field goal percentage (44 out of 92) and converted 12 of their 29 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Pacers converted 17 of 24 attempts for a percentage of 70.8%. Pertaining to rebounding, they collected 52 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 23 assists for the game while having 2 steals and 4 rejections. With respect to the defense, Indiana let their opponent shoot 48.9% from the field on 46 of 94 shooting. Phoenix doled out 33 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the Suns had 40 rebounds (4 offensive, 36 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Phoenix walked away from this one shooting 100.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 17 of their 17 tries. They made 16 out of their 41 attempts from distance.
Domantas Sabonis is someone who was a major factor in this game. He notched 28 points on 12 out of 24 shooting. He played 41:28 minutes and also totaled 22 boards. Sabonis finished the game at 50.0% from the field and distributed 4 assists. Someone else that was a factor in the game for the Pacers was Malcolm Brogdon. He pulled down 6 rebounds and also accounted for 9 assists. He finished 35.0% from the field for this contest by hitting 7-of-20 (22 points). When this game wrapped up, Brogdon was on the court for 39:14 minutes.
Indiana heads into this matchup with a record of 6-3 for the campaign. They average 115.0 pts per contest (7th in basketball) while going 48.9% from the floor. The Pacers are hitting 36.9% from downtown (111 of 301) and 75.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Indiana is pulling in 42.2 rebounds per game and has 238 assists for the campaign, which ranks 13th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.4 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 22.8 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Pacers are able to force 15.4 turnovers per game and they draw 19.2 personal fouls. They rank 10th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 213 relinquished on the year. The Pacers are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.5% (139 of 173) and they surrender 43.8 boards per game as a unit. They give up 39.6% on shots from downtown and they are 13th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (109.9).
In their last game, the Sacramento Kings took a loss by a score of 125-99 when they played the Portland Blazers. The Kings recorded 41 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 for this game. They also turned away 5 shots while earning 4 steals for this game. The Blazers earned 27 personal fouls for this contest which took the Kings to the free throw line for a total of 35 shots. They were able to make 25 of the free throws for a percentage of 71.4%. In the matter of shooting from 3-point land, Sacramento knocked down 8 out of their 30 attempts (26.7%). When all was said and done, the Kings ended up shooting 33 for 81 from the field which had them shooting 40.7%. The Kings permitted the Blazers to knock down 44 of 100 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 44.0% for this contest. They went 41.5% from 3-point land by shooting 17 of 41 and ended up going 20 of 23 at the charity stripe (87.0%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Sacramento permitted Portland to get 50 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Marvin Bagley ended up having an impact for the Kings for the game. He converted 5 of 14 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 35.7%, which earned him 15 points. Bagley pulled down 8 rebounds in his 24:19 mins of time on the hardwood and earned 2 dimes in the game. Someone else who came through for Sacramento was Tyrese Haliburton. He ended up scoring 12 points in 30:44 minutes played by going 5 out of 8 shooting for this contest. Haliburton ended the game having shot 62.5% from the field while also collecting 8 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Sacramento has a mark of 4-6 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Kings are connecting on 45.8% from the field, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Sacramento has totaled 1,124 points so far this season (112.4 per game) and they pull down 44.2 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 24.2 times per contest (17th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per game. The Kings commit 20.8 personal fouls every game and they go 71.6% from the charity stripe. The Kings on the defensive end are ranked 28th in basketball in PPG allowed with 121.0. The Sacramento defense allows 38.3% on 3-point shots (144 of 376) and their opponents are knocking down 81.1% of their free throw attempts. They allow 27.9 dimes and 44.7 rebounds every game, which ranks them 29th and 15th in basketball. They are able to force 13.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 49.6% from the floor (28th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Sacramento (+2) and under 233 points
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