Sacramento Kings vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 3/15/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+2.5)
The Charlotte Hornets (19-18) play the Sacramento Kings (15-23) at Spectrum Center on Monday. Charlotte opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The total opens at 241.
The Sacramento Kings faced the Atlanta Hawks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 121-106 in their last contest. Sacramento wrapped up the contest with a 43.9% FG percentage (43 of 98) and made 7 of their 36 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Kings converted 13 of their 16 attempts for a rate of 81.3%. In terms of getting rebounds, they compiled 47 with 22 of them being offensive. They also recorded 27 assists for the contest while forcing 8 turnovers and getting 5 steals. Pertaining to defending, Sacramento allowed their opponent to shoot 51.2% from the floor on 43 out of 84 shooting. Atlanta doled out 21 dimes and had 6 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Atlanta grabbed 45 boards (13 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 1 block. Atlanta ended up shooting 69.7% at the free throw line by converting 23 of 33 attempts. They made 12 out of their 33 shots from distance.
De'Aaron Fox is someone who was a major contributor for the matchup. He racked up 32 points on 11 of 24 shooting. He saw the court for 40:14 minutes and also pulled down 7 boards. Fox walked away from this one shooting 45.8% from the field and earned 6 dimes. An additional guy that came through in this game for the Kings was Richaun Holmes. He pulled down 12 rebounds in 35:21 min on the hardwood. He walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 9-of-15 (20 points). Overall, Holmes had 1 assist.
Sacramento enters this game with a mark of 15-23 on the season. They cough up possession 13.7 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 20.0 fouls every game. As a team, Sacramento is snagging 42.8 boards per contest and has racked up 988 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 7th in the league in terms of passing. The Kings are hitting 36.3% on shots from downtown (458 of 1,263) and 72.4% from the charity stripe. They average 114.8 pts per contest (9th in the league) while connecting on 47.9% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Kings have forced 13.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.0 fouls. The Kings are allowing a field goal percentage of 49.1% (493 of 760) and they surrender 44.4 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 26th in basketball in allowing assists with 987 surrendered so far this year. They are surrendering 39.6% on 3-pointers while they are 30th in the league in PPG allowed (120.0).
The last time they took the court, the Charlotte Hornets took home the win by a final score of 114-104 against the Toronto Raptors. The Hornets corralled 43 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 51 in this matchup. They coughed up the ball 28 times, while getting 10 steals for this contest. The Raptors were called for 16 fouls in this matchup which took the Hornets to the charity stripe for a total of 19 tries. They were able to make 15 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 78.9%. When talking about shots from 3-point land, Charlotte knocked down 21 out of their 49 attempts (42.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Hornets went 39 for 80 from the field which had them shooting 48.8%. The Hornets permitted the Raptors to make 37 of their 96 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 38.5% in this game. They shot 32.6% from downtown by shooting 15 of 46 and ended up going 15 of 18 from the free throw line (83.3%). In reference to cleaning up the glass, Charlotte permitted Toronto to get 46 in all (13 offensive).
LaMelo Ball was important for the Hornets in this contest. He knocked down 7 out of 11 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and accounted for 9 rebounds. Ball earned 23 points in his 31:09 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 6 dimes in the game. An additional guy that was important for Charlotte was Terry Rozier. He left the arena with 3 dimes in his 22:07 mins on the court, and he knocked down 5 out of 13 from the floor. Rozier finished going 38.5% from the field while also earning 17 points and 2 total rebounds.
Charlotte has a mark of 19-18 on the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Hornets are connecting on 46.3% from the floor, which is ranked 16th in the league. Charlotte has accumulated 4,164 points for the season (112.5 per game) and they pull in 44.2 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 27.2 times per game (3rd in the league) and they turn it over 15.7 times per contest. The Hornets commit 18.6 fouls per contest and they hit 78.1% from the free throw line. The Hornets defensively are ranked 21st in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 112.6. They have surrendered 28.2 dimes and 44.6 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 30th and 19th in the league. The Charlotte defense concedes 37.3% on 3-point attempts (562 of 1,505) and their opposition knocks down 74.2% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 15.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.8% from the floor (18th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sacramento (+2.5)
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