Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 1/4/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Monday, January 4, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (-1)
Chase Center is the site where and the Golden State Warriors (2-3) will play the Sacramento Kings (3-3) on Monday. The spread on this contest has Sacramento as 1-point favorites. The O/U opens at 231.5.
The Sacramento Kings stepped onto the hardwood against the Houston Rockets and took a loss by a final of 102-94 in their last game. Sacramento finished having earned a 38.9% FG percentage (35 of 90) and knocked down 9 out of their 28 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Kings made 15 of 21 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. In terms of pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 47 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 11 dimes for this contest as well as having 5 steals and 4 blocks. In terms of the defense, Sacramento allowed 45.0% from the field on 36 of 80 shooting. Houston doled out 15 assists and had 10 steals in this game. In addition, the Rockets snagged 48 rebounds (6 offensive, 42 defensive) and got 10 rejections. Houston ended up going 73.9% when shooting free throws by converting 17 of 23 attempts. They converted 13 out of their 41 attempts from downtown.
De'Aaron Fox is one player who was a factor in this game. He was able to score 23 points on 8 out of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 35:46 minutes played and totaled 2 rebounds. Fox ended up going 42.1% from the field and recorded 4 dimes. Someone else that played a role in this contest for the Kings was Harrison Barnes. He snagged 7 rebounds and also accounted for 2 assists. He finished the contest at 53.8% from the floor in this game by going 7-of-13 (19 points). When all was said and done, Barnes saw the court for 38:23 min.
Sacramento heads into this one with a win-loss record of 3-3 for the year. The Kings are shooting 35.7% on three-point attempts (61 of 171) and 73.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 111.3 pts per contest (13th in basketball) while hitting 45.2% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 14.8 times per contest and as a group they commit 22.3 fouls every game. As a team, Sacramento is pulling down 46.3 boards per game and is sitting with 135 assists this season, which is 16th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Kings are able to force 14.5 turnovers every game while drawing 20.3 fouls. They are giving up 32.9% from beyond the arc while they are 21st in the league in PPG allowed (113.3). The Kings defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 48.2% (87 of 122) and they concede 43.7 boards per contest as a squad. They rank 28th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 155 conceded so far this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Golden State Warriors went home defeated by a final of 123-98 against the Portland Blazers. The Warriors collected 41 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards totaling 44 for this contest. They stuffed 9 tries while earning 4 steals in this matchup. The Blazers earned 27 personal fouls for this game which took the Warriors to the charity stripe for a total of 33 attempts. They were able to make 29 of the free throws for a percentage of 87.9%. With regard to three-point attempts, Golden State converted 7 of 35 tries (20.0%). In all, the Warriors walked away from this one shooting 31 out of 79 from the field which gave them a rate of 39.2%. The Warriors permitted the Blazers to knock down 40 out of their 92 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.5% in this contest. They went 46.5% from 3-point land by shooting 20 of 43 and finished the game at 23 of 30 at the free throw line (76.7%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Golden State allowed Portland to snag 51 in all (8 offensive).
Stephen Curry pitched in for the Warriors in this game. He knocked down 9 of 20 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 45.0%, which had him finishing with 26 points. Curry collected 8 rebounds in his 33:38 minutes of time on the hardwood and added 5 assists in this game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Golden State was Andrew Wiggins. He notched 15 points in 32:34 mins on the hardwood by way of 5 of 12 shooting for the contest. Wiggins ended up shooting 41.7% from the floor in addition to contributing 2 assists and 4 boards.
Golden State has a win-loss mark of 2-3 on the year. The Warriors commit 25.0 fouls every game while shooting 80.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 21.0 times per contest (29th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.0 times per contest. Golden State has 541 points for the season (108.2 per contest) and they pull in 43.0 rebounds per contest. As an offensive unit, the Warriors are shooting 39.8% from the floor, which is 30th in the NBA. The Warriors on defense are ranked 30th in the league in PPG surrendered with 124.0. They are forcing their opponents into 17.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.7% from the floor (20th in the league). The Golden State defense gives up 44.7% on 3-pointers (85 of 190) and opponents are connecting on 76.4% of their foul shots. They relinquish 24.0 dimes and 53.4 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 15th and 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sacramento (-1)
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