Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings 11/8/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Monday, November 8, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Phoenix Suns (5-3) are hitting the road to Golden 1 Center on Monday where they will attempt to defeat the Sacramento Kings (5-4).
The Suns stepped onto the hardwood against the Hawks and went home with a win by a final score of 121-117 in their last contest. Phoenix wrapped up the game having earned a 51.1% FG percentage (45 of 88) and knocked down 14 of their 43 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Suns buried 17 of 21 tries for a percentage of 81.0%. When talking about rebounding, they compiled 42 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 26 dimes for the game while forcing the other team into 1 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When it comes to defending, Phoenix allowed their opponent to shoot 43.3% from the field on 42 out of 97 shooting. Atlanta dished out 50 assists and had 18 steals in this contest. In addition, Atlanta snagged 36 rebounds (14 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Atlanta finished shooting 87.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 20 of 23 attempts. They made 13 of their 33 shots from beyond the arc. When talking about personal fouls, the Suns ended up with 22 and the Hawks totaled 12 personal fouls.
Devin Booker is someone who played a role in this game. Booker ended up shooting 66.7% from the field and also totaled 4 dimes. He played for 34 mins and collected 6 rebounds. He finished with 38 points on 14 of 21 shooting.
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Phoenix will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 5-3 for the campaign. They are turning it over 14.1 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.0 fouls per game. As a team, Phoenix is collecting 46.0 boards per game and has racked up 218 assists for the season, which ranks 14th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Suns are connecting on 33.5% on 3-pointers (82 of 245) and 76.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 110.3 pts per game (11th in the NBA) while hitting 47.6% from the floor.
Defensively, the Suns are able to force 15.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.4 fouls. They are 8th in the NBA in giving up assists with 187 conceded for the season. The Suns are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.6% (323 of 725) and they surrender 45.4 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are conceding 38.5% on 3-pointers while they are 21st in the NBA in points per game allowed (109.9).
In their last game, the Kings walked away with a victory by a final of 140-110 when they played the Hornets. The Kings recorded 43 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 56 in this contest. They turned it over 18 times, while earning 5 steals in the game. The Hornets committed 10 fouls for the game which took the Kings to the charity stripe for a total of 26 attempts. They were able to bury 22 of the free throws for a clip of 84.6%. With respect to three-point attempts, Sacramento made 22 out of 44 tries (50.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Kings walked away from this one shooting 48 out of 87 from the floor which gave them a rate of 55.2%. The Kings permitted the Hornets to make 43 of 92 attempts from the field which left them shooting 46.7% for the contest. They finished 31.4% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 11 of 35 and finished the contest at 13 of 21 at the free throw line (61.9%). Regarding attacking the glass, Sacramento permitted Charlotte to pull down 21 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Richaun Holmes pitched in for the Kings in the matchup. He buried 9 out of 12 for this game for a rate of 75.0%, and had 20 rebounds. Holmes accumulated 23 points in his 33 minutes on the court and had 2 assists in this game.
Sacramento has a mark of 5-4 for the year. The Kings are responsible for committing 20.6 fouls per game while shooting 79.0% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 24.1 times per game (9th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 13.3 times per contest. Sacramento has earned 1,019 points for the campaign (113.2 per game) and they average 46.0 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Kings are shooting 46.4% from the floor, which ranks them 8th in the league.
The Sacramento defense concedes 32.4% on 3-pointers (105 of 324) and their opponents are knocking down 74.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 22.3 dimes and 46.7 boards per contest, which ranks them 12th and 21st in the league. The Kings are ranked 25th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 111.0. They are forcing 12.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.4% from the field (12th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Phoenix
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