Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 4/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+3.5)
Chase Center is the venue where and the Golden State Warriors (30-30) will play the Sacramento Kings (24-35) on Sunday. Golden State opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 231.
The Sacramento Kings faced off with the Minnesota Timberwolves and took home the win by a score of 128-125 in their last contest. Sacramento walked away from the contest having earned a 58.1% field goal percentage (43 of 74) and converted 17 of their 33 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Kings made 25 of 31 shots for a rate of 80.6%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 33 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 29 assists for the game as well as creating 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. In relation to defending, Sacramento allowed the other team to shoot 52.9% from the floor on 46 of 87 shooting. Minnesota doled out 30 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Minnesota collected 34 rebounds (9 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Minnesota finished the contest at 81.8% at the charity stripe by burying 18 of 22 attempts. They also buried 15 of 34 shots from beyond the perimeter.
De'Aaron Fox is a guy who was a major contributor for this contest. He scored 30 points on 8 out of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 39:01 mins and grabbed 5 rebounds. Fox ended up shooting 40.0% from the field and earned 7 dimes. Another guy that was a factor in this contest for the Kings was Buddy Hield. He pulled down 6 rebounds in his 38:09 min on the court. He finished the game at 68.8% from the floor for the game by shooting 11-of-16 (29 points). When all was said and done, Hield accounted for 5 assists.
Sacramento enters this game with a record of 24-35 this year. They are turning it over 13.2 times per contest and as a group they commit 19.6 fouls every game. As a team, Sacramento is pulling down 41.5 boards per game and has totaled 1,502 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 13th in basketball in terms of passing. The Kings are hitting 36.4% on 3-point shots (713 of 1,957) and 74.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 114.6 pts per contest (7th in the NBA) while hitting 48.2% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Kings are forcing 13.3 turnovers per game while drawing 19.4 personal fouls. They are giving up 38.9% on 3-pointers while they are 30th in the league in PPG allowed (119.0). The Kings are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 49.2% (785 of 1,147) and they relinquish 45.0 boards per contest as a unit. They rank 21st in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,500 surrendered on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Golden State Warriors went home victorious with a score of 118-97 when they played the Denver Nuggets. The Warriors corralled 45 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 52 in this matchup. They also gave up possession 14 times, while earning 8 steals in this contest. The Nuggets were called for 14 personal fouls in the game which took the Warriors to the charity stripe for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to convert 13 of the free throws for a rate of 72.2%. With regard to 3-point attempts, Golden State buried 15 out of 39 attempts (38.5%). When the game finished, the Warriors finished shooting 45 for 84 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 53.6%. The Warriors allowed the Nuggets to convert 34 of their 88 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.6% in this matchup. They went 28.3% from three-point range by shooting 13 out of 46 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 20 from the charity stripe (80.0%). Regarding how they rebounded, Golden State allowed Denver to grab 36 in all (6 on the offensive side).
Stephen Curry was important for the Warriors for the contest. He made 11 out of 18 in the game for a rate of 61.1%, and accounted for 8 rebounds. Curry had 32 points in his 33:44 mins of playing time and accumulated 3 dimes for the game. One more player that was pivotal for Golden State was Andrew Wiggins. He ended up with 2 assists in 33:59 minutes on the hardwood, and he knocked down 7 out of 14 from the floor. Wiggins finished going 50.0% from the field as well as totaling 19 points and 7 rebounds.
Golden State has a win-loss mark of 30-30 for the campaign. As an offense, the Warriors are hitting on 46.5% from the field, which is 17th in the NBA. Golden State has tallied 6,781 points this season (113.0 per contest) and they collect 42.7 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 27.4 times per game (1st in basketball) and they are giving up possession 15.0 times per game. The Warriors have committed 21.5 personal fouls per game and they hit 78.1% from the free throw line. The Warriors on defense are ranked 20th in the league in points per game surrendered with 113.1. They are able to force 15.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.4% from the field (4th in basketball). The Golden State defense gives up 36.3% on 3-point attempts (749 of 2,062) and opponents are knocking down 78.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 24.0 dimes and 47.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 8th and 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sacramento (+3.5)
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