Sacramento Kings vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 12/11/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: NBC Sports California
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is the location where the Cleveland Cavaliers (14-12) will attempt to defeat the Sacramento Kings (11-14) on Saturday.
The Kings took the court against the Magic and took home the win by a score of 142-130 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Kings ended up with 22 and the Magic recorded 12 personal fouls. They also buried 16 out of their 34 attempts from three-point range. Orlando finished the game shooting 78.3% at the free throw line by converting 18 of 23 attempts. Furthermore, Orlando snagged 26 boards (17 offensive, 9 defensive) and got 7 blocks. Orlando earned 43 dimes and had 29 steals in this game. In the matter of the defense, Sacramento let their opponent shoot 49.5% from the field on 48 of 97 shooting. They also doled out 24 dimes in the matchup while forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and having 8 steals. When talking about pulling down boards, they compiled 43 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Kings buried 21 of 25 tries for a rate of 84.0%. Sacramento ended the game having earned a 54.6% FG percentage (53 out of 97) and converted 15 of 34 shots from downtown.
De'Aaron Fox is a player who had an impact for this contest. He was able to score 33 points on 12 out of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 33 minutes and grabbed 3 boards. Fox walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist.
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Sacramento comes into this one with a win-loss record of 11-14 on the campaign. They have an average of 111.1 points per outing (6th in basketball) while hitting 45.2% from the field. The Kings are shooting 33.1% on shots from distance (294 of 889) and 75.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Sacramento is snagging 45.0 rebounds per contest and has 561 assists this year, which is 23rd in the league in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 19.9 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Kings are forcing their opponents into 13.7 turnovers per game and they draw 19.8 fouls. They are 12th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 588 relinquished this season. The Kings defense is allowing a FG percentage of 45.9% (1,064 of 2,320) and they relinquish 47.5 rebounds per contest as a squad. They give up 34.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 29th in the league in PPG allowed (113.5).
When they last played, the Cavaliers got the victory with a final of 115-92 against the Bulls. The Cavaliers were able to snag 37 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 42 in the matchup. They also gave up possession 14 times, while earning 10 steals in the game. The Bulls had 17 personal fouls for this contest which got the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for 16 shots. They were able to make 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 87.5%. In terms of 3-pointers, Cleveland converted 13 of their 28 tries (46.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Cavaliers walked away from this one shooting 44 out of 80 from the field which gave them a percentage of 55.0%. The Cavaliers permitted the Bulls to bury 35 out of their 84 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.7% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 26.9% from three-point range by connecting on 7 out of 26 and finished the game at 15 of 21 from the charity stripe (71.4%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Cleveland allowed Chicago to grab 26 in total (11 on the offensive side).
Evan Mobley ended up having an impact for the Cavaliers in the matchup. He made 8 of 11 for this game for a rate of 72.7%, and totaled 9 rebounds. Mobley earned 16 points in his 32 minutes on the court and tallied 1 assist for this contest.
Cleveland has a mark of 14-12 so far this season. The Cavaliers are committing 16.4 personal fouls every game and they go 78.6% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 24.5 times per game (10th in the league) and they turn the ball over 15.8 times per contest. Cleveland has scored 2,729 pts on the campaign (105.0 per contest) and they average 45.0 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Cavaliers are connecting on 45.5% from the field, which is ranked 15th in the NBA.
The Cavaliers defensively are ranked 2nd in the league in points given up per game with 102.0. They are forcing their opponents into 14.2 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.6% from the field (12th in the league). The Cleveland defense allows 33.5% on shots from beyond the arc (285 of 852) and opponents are converting on 76.7% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 23.9 dimes and 43.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks 17th and 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland
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