Sacramento Kings vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 3/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (-4.5)
The Cleveland Cavaliers (15-26) play the Sacramento Kings (17-25) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Monday. Sacramento opens this game as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 225.
The Sacramento Kings played the Philadelphia 76ers and took a loss by a final of 129-105 in their last game. Sacramento ended the contest with a 45.9% FG percentage (39 out of 85) and converted 10 of their 28 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Kings converted 17 of their 27 attempts for a percentage of 63.0%. In the matter of grabbing boards, they earned 34 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 28 dimes for this game while forcing 9 turnovers and getting 3 steals. In the matter of defending, Sacramento allowed the other team to go 55.8% from the field on 48 out of 86 shooting. Philadelphia totaled 24 dimes and had 7 steals for this contest. Moreover, Philadelphia collected 51 boards (9 offensive, 42 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Philadelphia finished the contest at 75.9% from the charity stripe by knocking down 22 of 29 tries. They also made 11 of 23 attempts from distance.
Buddy Hield is someone who was a factor in this game. He scored 25 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34:07 minutes and pulled down 5 rebounds. Hield finished the contest at 52.9% from the field and dished out 3 assists. Another guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Kings was De'Aaron Fox. He had 4 rebounds in his 33:04 minutes on the basketball court. He ended up shooting 35.7% from the floor for this contest via 5-of-14 (16 points). When the final whistle was blown, Fox tallied 6 assists.
Sacramento heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 17-25 on the year. The Kings are hitting 36.0% on 3-pointers (499 of 1,385) and 72.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 114.5 points per game (10th in basketball) while hitting 47.9% from the field. They are turning it over 13.4 times per game and as a group are committing 20.0 fouls per contest. As a team, Sacramento is snagging 42.6 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,091 dimes on the year, which ranks 5th in basketball in terms of passing. On defense, the Kings are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers per game while drawing 20.0 fouls. The Kings defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 49.1% (543 of 842) and they relinquish 44.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They currently rank 25th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,088 conceded for the season. They are giving up 39.3% from 3-point land while they are 29th in the league in points per game allowed (119.6).
When they last played, the Cleveland Cavaliers took a defeat with a final score of 116-110 when they played the San Antonio Spurs. The Cavaliers were able to corral 32 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards totaling 47 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 10 times, while recording 8 steals for the matchup. The Spurs committed 25 personal fouls for the contest which got the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for 32 shots. They were able to knock down 25 of the free throw tries for a rate of 78.1%. When talking about 3-pointers, Cleveland knocked down 7 out of 27 tries (25.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Cavaliers finished shooting 39 out of 89 from the field which had them shooting 43.8%. The Cavaliers allowed the Spurs to bury 41 of their 88 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.6% in this game. They shot 38.9% from downtown by shooting 7 of 18 and ended up going 27 out of 33 at the charity stripe (81.8%). In relation to rebounds, Cleveland allowed San Antonio to pull down 51 in all (17 offensive).
Collin Sexton ended up being a major contributor for the Cavaliers for this game. He knocked down 12 out of 25 in this game for a field goal percentage of 48.0%, and had 5 rebounds. Sexton had 29 points in his 38:46 mins on the hardwood and earned 2 dimes for the matchup. Someone else who came through for Cleveland was Darius Garland. He ended up finishing with 8 dimes in 36:03 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 8 out of 16 from the floor. Garland walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field while collecting 29 points and 1 rebound.
Cleveland has a win-loss mark of 15-26 this season. The Cavaliers have committed 19.2 personal fouls per game and they go 72.6% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 23.0 times per contest (23rd in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.7 times per contest. Cleveland has scored 4,254 pts for the year (103.8 per game) and they average 43.2 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Cavaliers are hitting on 45.1% from the field, which is ranked 23rd in basketball. The Cavaliers on the defensive end are ranked 16th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 111.9. The Cleveland defense concedes 39.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (512 of 1,309) and opponents are making 77.4% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 24.3 assists and 43.7 boards per contest, which ranks 12th and 14th in the league. They are able to force 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 48.0% from the field (28th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sacramento (-4.5)
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