Orlando Magic vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 12/8/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Golden 1 Center is the site where the Sacramento Kings (10-14) will attempt to defeat the Orlando Magic (5-20) on Wednesday.
The Magic took the court against the Warriors and took a loss by a final of 126-95 in their last contest. Orlando walked away from the contest with a 43.4% FG percentage (33 of 76) and knocked down 11 out of their 38 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Magic buried 18 of 22 shots for a rate of 81.8%. With regard to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 38 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 18 dimes in this contest while forcing the opposition into 2 turnovers and earning 10 steals. Concerning defending, Orlando allowed the other team to go 49.4% from the field on 43 of 87 shooting. Golden State earned 43 dimes and had 28 steals in the game. In addition, Golden State pulled down 36 boards (7 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Golden State finished the game at 69.0% at the charity stripe by making 20 of their 29 attempts. They also converted 20 out of their 40 attempts from 3-point land. When talking about fouls, the Magic ended up with 20 and the Warriors recorded 15 fouls.
Franz Wagner is a player who came through for the game. He accumulated 15 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He played 31 mins and totaled 4 rebounds. Wagner finished the contest at 53.8% from the field and dished out 6 dimes.
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Orlando comes into this game with a win-loss record of 5-20 on the campaign. They are averaging 100.4 points per game (28th in the league) while going 42.0% from the field. The Magic are shooting 31.9% on shots from 3-point land (303 of 949) and 75.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Orlando is collecting 44.5 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 542 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 22nd in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 15.5 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.9 fouls per contest.
On defense, the Magic are able to force 13.1 turnovers every game while drawing 18.6 fouls. They are giving up 35.5% on shots from downtown and they are 25th in the league in opponents points per game (111.1). The Magic defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.0% (1,023 of 2,226) and they concede 46.4 rebounds per game as a squad. They rank 29th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 649 surrendered so far this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Kings took home the win by a final score of 104-99 against the Clippers. In reference to rebounds, Sacramento permitted Los Angeles to grab 38 in all (9 on the offensive side). They finished 38.2% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 13 out of 34 and finished the contest at 18 out of 27 from the free throw line (66.7%). The Kings allowed the Clippers to bury 34 of their 89 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.2% in the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Kings went 36 for 86 from the field which had them at 41.9%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, Sacramento converted 12 of 34 tries (35.3%). They were able to make 20 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 80.0%. The Clippers were called for 17 fouls for the contest which took the Kings to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They coughed up the ball 15 times, while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Kings were able to collect 40 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 51 in the game.
Terence Davis ended up being a major contributor for the Kings in the game. He converted 9 out of 16 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 56.3%, and accounted for 4 rebounds. Davis earned 28 points in his 29 mins on the hardwood, but wasn't able to notch an assist.
Sacramento has a win-loss mark of 10-14 this season. As an offensive unit, the Kings are shooting 44.8% from the floor, which ranks 19th in the league. Sacramento has totaled 2,635 points this year (109.8 per game) and they collect 45.0 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 22.4 times per game (24th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 14.3 times per contest. The Kings commit 19.8 personal fouls every game and they hit 75.5% from the free throw line.
The Kings on the defensive end are ranked 28th in the NBA in PPG given up with 112.8. They have forced 13.8 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.7% from the field (21st in the league). The Sacramento defense concedes 33.9% on 3-pointers (285 of 840) and their opposition knocks down 75.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 23.3 assists and 47.7 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 12th and 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sacramento
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