Sacramento Kings vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 2/23/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+8)
Barclays Center is the site where and the Brooklyn Nets (20-12) will take on the Sacramento Kings (12-18) on Tuesday. Brooklyn opens this contest as 8-point favorites. The over/under is set at 242.
The Sacramento Kings stepped onto the hardwood against the Milwaukee Bucks and took a loss by a score of 128-115 in their last game. Sacramento ended the game with a 44.0% FG percentage (44 of 100) and converted 12 of their 33 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Kings knocked down 15 of their 20 tries for a rate of 75.0%. In terms of pulling down boards, they compiled 43 with 14 of them being offensive. They also distributed 29 assists in this matchup while earning 6 steals and 3 rejections. Regarding defense, Sacramento let their opponent shoot 48.9% from the field on 44 of 90 shooting. Milwaukee earned 22 assists and had 8 steals for the game. Furthurmore, the Bucks snagged 56 rebounds (14 offensive, 42 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Milwaukee went 80.6% from the free throw line by knocking down 29 of 36 attempts. They made 11 of their 28 tries from downtown.
DaQuan Jeffries is someone who was a major contributor in the game. He recorded 18 points on 5 out of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39:35 minutes and pulled down 6 boards. Jeffries ended up going 38.5% from the field and also earned 2 assists. One more player that came through in the game for the Kings was De'Aaron Fox. He grabbed 2 boards and had 10 assists. He ended up going 29.4% from the field in the game by shooting 5-of-17 (13 points). At the conclusion of this game, Fox played for 34:22 min.
Sacramento steps onto the court with a mark of 12-18 so far this season. The Kings are connecting on 36.5% on 3-pointers (367 of 1,006) and 72.2% from the charity stripe. They average 113.8 points per game (12th in the NBA) while shooting 47.5% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 19.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Sacramento is pulling in 43.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 773 dimes this year, which ranks 10th in the NBA in terms of passing. Defensively, the Kings are forcing 13.3 turnovers per game while drawing 20.1 fouls. They currently rank 25th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 791 relinquished so far this season. The Kings defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 48.9% (399 of 604) and they relinquish 45.1 boards per contest as a squad. They concede 39.9% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 30th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (119.6).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Brooklyn Nets went home victorious with a score of 112-108 when they faced the Los Angeles Clippers. The Nets were able to corral 31 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 40 for the game. They rejected 4 shots while earning 10 steals for the matchup. The Clippers earned 17 personal fouls for the contest which took the Nets to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They were able to convert 13 of the free throws for a rate of 68.4%. In reference to shots from downtown, Brooklyn made 11 out of their 38 attempts (28.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Nets finished the game shooting 44 for 92 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.8%. The Nets permitted the Clippers to make 40 out of their 87 tries from the field which had them shooting 46.0% in the matchup. They finished 42.9% from beyond the arc by hitting 15 out of 35 and finished the game at 13 out of 18 at the charity stripe (72.2%). With respect to attacking the glass, Brooklyn allowed Los Angeles to pull down 52 in total (16 offensive).
James Harden was important for the Nets in the game. He buried 13 out of 25 for the game giving him a rate of 52.0%, which earned him 37 points. Harden collected 11 boards in his 40:40 mins of time on the hardwood and accumulated 7 assists for the matchup. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Brooklyn was Kyrie Irving. He notched 28 points in 39:35 mins on the hardwood via 12 out of 26 from the floor for the game. Irving wrapped this one up going 46.2% from the field while totaling 8 dimes and 4 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a record of 20-12 so far this year. The Nets have committed 19.4 fouls every game and they shoot 81.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 26.8 times per contest (4th in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.7 times per game. Brooklyn has tallied 3,871 points so far this year (121.0 per game) and they pull in 43.6 boards per game. As an offense, the Nets are shooting 50.1% from the field, which has them ranked 1st in basketball. The Nets are ranked 28th in the league in points per game surrendered with 117.0. The Brooklyn defense gives up 36.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (405 of 1,116) and their opponents are knocking down 79.0% of their foul shots. They give up 24.9 dimes and 43.0 rebounds per contest, which is 17th and 9th in basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 12.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.8% from the floor (18th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sacramento (+8)
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