Oklahoma City Thunder vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 5/9/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Golden 1 Center is the site where and the Sacramento Kings (29-37) will play the Oklahoma City Thunder (21-46) on Sunday.
The Oklahoma City Thunder took the court against the Golden State Warriors and took a loss by a final of 118-97 in their last contest. Oklahoma City finished the contest having earned a 40.9% field goal percentage (36 out of 88) and converted 9 of 39 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Thunder buried 16 of their 20 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. Regarding hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 39 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 21 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 13 turnovers and getting 9 steals. When talking about the defense, Oklahoma City allowed the other team to shoot 48.8% from the floor on 42 out of 86 shooting. Golden State doled out 36 dimes and had 4 steals for this game. Moreover, Golden State collected 49 rebounds (7 offensive, 42 defensive) and had 1 block. Golden State finished 83.3% at the charity stripe by converting 15 of 18 attempts. They also buried 19 out of their 47 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Darius Bazley is one guy who was a factor for this game. He totaled 22 points on 7 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 28:37 minutes and also pulled down 3 rebounds. Bazley finished shooting 36.8% from the field and earned 2 dimes. Another guy that was a factor in this game for the Thunder was Theo Maledon. He pulled down 4 rebounds in his 29:47 minutes on the hardwood. He finished the game at 41.7% from the field in the matchup by connecting on 5-of-12 (15 points). In all, Maledon earned 8 assists.
Oklahoma City comes into this game with a record of 21-46 on the year. They currently have an average of 105.2 pts per game (28th in basketball) on 44.1% from the field. The Thunder are connecting on 34.1% on shots from downtown (814 of 2,387) and 72.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Oklahoma City is pulling down 45.7 boards per game and has accounted for 1,489 assists for the year, which ranks 26th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 16.2 times per game and as a unit are committing 18.2 fouls per contest. Defensively, the Thunder have forced 13.1 turnovers every game while drawing 18.6 fouls. They currently rank 27th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,727 relinquished for the season. The Thunder defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 47.2% (878 of 1,246) and they concede 47.1 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are conceding 36.1% on 3-pointers and they are 26th in the league in points per game allowed (115.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Sacramento Kings got the victory with a final of 104-93 against the Indiana Pacers. The Kings were able to corral 36 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 48 for the game. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 16 steals for the matchup. The Pacers were called for 13 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Kings to the charity stripe for 14 attempts. They were able to bury 10 of the free throws for a percentage of 71.4%. In relation to three-point shots, Sacramento converted 8 of 32 attempts (25.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Kings ended up going 43 for 95 from the field which had them shooting 45.3%. The Kings permitted the Pacers to knock down 36 of their 83 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 43.4% in this matchup. They wrapped up this game 36.0% from 3-point land by hitting 9 of 25 and finished the contest at 12 of 17 at the charity stripe (70.6%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Sacramento allowed Indiana to snag 48 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Marvin Bagley was important for the Kings in this contest. He buried 13 out of 22 for the contest for a field goal rate of 59.1%, and had 12 rebounds. Bagley earned 31 points in his 34:57 minutes on the hardwood, but left the arena with no assists. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Sacramento was Delon Wright. He walked away with 6 dimes in 39:43 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 8 of 14 from the floor. Wright ended the game having shot 57.1% from the field and also contributing 23 points and 7 total rebounds.
Sacramento has a win-loss mark of 29-37 this season. The Kings commit 19.4 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 74.5% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 25.3 times per game (14th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 13.4 times per game. Sacramento has scored 7,522 pts for the year (114.0 per contest) and they collect 41.3 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Kings are hitting on 48.2% from the field, which is 6th in the NBA. The Kings on defense are ranked 28th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 118.1. They surrender 25.4 assists and 45.2 total boards per game, which is ranked 20th and 20th in the league. The Sacramento defense surrenders 38.3% on shots from distance (829 of 2,162) and opponents are converting on 79.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 49.0% from the floor (30th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Sacramento
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