Sacramento Kings vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 3/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+4)
The Sacramento Kings (15-22) head to State Farm Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Atlanta Hawks (17-20). The spread on this contest has Atlanta as 4-point favorites. The O/U opens at 239.5.
The Sacramento Kings stepped onto the hardwood against the Houston Rockets and took home the win by a score of 125-105 in their last game. Sacramento wrapped up the game with a 48.9% field goal percentage (45 of 92) and made 11 of their 33 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Kings buried 24 of their 28 tries for a rate of 85.7%. Pertaining to rebounding, they compiled 53 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 25 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and getting 11 steals. With regard to the defense, Sacramento let their opponent shoot 41.4% from the floor on 41 of 99 shooting. Houston distributed 24 assists and had 7 steals for this game. Moreover, Houston grabbed 44 rebounds (10 offensive, 34 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Houston finished the contest at 70.6% at the charity stripe by making 12 of their 17 attempts. They made 11 out of their 45 attempts from distance.
De'Aaron Fox is a guy who was important for this contest. He accounted for 30 points on 11 out of 19 shooting. He played 33:37 minutes and pulled down 7 rebounds. Fox finished 57.9% from the floor and also recorded 9 dimes. Another guy that was a major factor in this contest for the Kings was Buddy Hield. He snagged 6 rebounds in 38:09 min on the basketball court. He walked away from this one shooting 36.8% from the field for the contest via 7-of-19 (20 points). Overall, Hield collected 7 assists.
Sacramento will play this contest with a record of 15-22 so far this year. They cough up possession 13.7 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.8 fouls per contest. As a unit, Sacramento is snagging 42.7 boards per game and has earned 961 assists for the campaign, which is 5th in basketball in terms of passing. The Kings are shooting 36.8% on shots from beyond the arc (451 of 1,227) and 72.3% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 115.0 pts per game (8th in basketball) while hitting 48.0% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Kings are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers every game while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. They give up 39.7% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 30th in the league in points per game allowed (119.9). The Kings defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 49.1% (484 of 743) and they concede 44.4 boards per contest as a squad. They rank 27th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 966 surrendered so far this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Atlanta Hawks walked away with a victory by a final of 121-120 when they played the Toronto Raptors. The Hawks recorded 41 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 53 in this matchup. They also coughed it up 14 times, while earning 8 steals in this game. The Raptors were called for 25 personal fouls for the game which took the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 35 shots. They were able to knock down 28 of those for a rate of 80.0%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Atlanta converted 15 out of their 42 attempts (35.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Hawks shot 39 out of 90 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.3%. The Hawks allowed the Raptors to bury 42 out of their 96 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.8% for this contest. They shot 45.9% from three-point range via 17 out of 37 and walked away from this one shooting 19 of 23 at the charity stripe (82.6%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Atlanta permitted Toronto to get 50 in all (13 offensive).
Trae Young ended up having an impact for the Hawks for the game. He converted 11 of 24 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 45.8%, and totaled 5 rebounds. Young recorded 37 points in his 36:52 minutes of playing time and earned 6 dimes in this game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Atlanta was Kevin Huerter. He left the arena with 1 assist in his 31:26 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 6 of 16 from the floor. Huerter ended up shooting 37.5% from the floor while contributing 19 points and 4 rebounds.
Atlanta has a record of 17-20 this year. As an offensive team, the Hawks are hitting on 45.3% from the field, which is 23rd in the league. Atlanta has totaled 4,175 points for the year (112.8 per contest) and they grab 45.9 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 24.2 times per game (20th in the league) and they are giving up possession 14.4 times per game. The Hawks are committing 20.1 fouls per game while shooting 82.2% from the free throw line. The Hawks on the defensive end are ranked 19th in the NBA in PPG given up with 112.4. They have forced 12.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 46.1% from the field (11th in basketball). The Atlanta defense gives up 35.0% on 3-pointers (441 of 1,261) and their opposition makes 82.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 23.9 assists and 42.8 boards every game, which has them ranked 10th and 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sacramento (+4)
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