Sacramento Kings vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 5/5/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+3.5)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the venue where and the Indiana Pacers (30-34) will take on the Sacramento Kings (27-37) on Wednesday. Indiana opens this contest as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 227.
The Sacramento Kings played the Dallas Mavericks and earned the victory with a final of 111-99 in their last game. Sacramento finished the contest with a 55.6% FG percentage (45 out of 81) and converted 11 out of their 28 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Kings made 10 of 16 shots for a rate of 62.5%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 38 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 27 dimes for the matchup as well as forcing 16 turnovers and having 9 steals. In regard to the defense, Sacramento allowed the other team to shoot 42.0% from the field on 34 of 81 shooting. Dallas dished out 16 dimes and had 12 steals for the contest. In addition, Dallas collected 40 boards (13 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 1 block. Dallas finished the game at 80.6% at the charity stripe by knocking down 25 of 31 attempts. They made 6 of 35 attempts from 3-point range.
Buddy Hield is one player who had an impact for the contest. He finished with 27 points on 9 out of 19 shooting. He played 42:06 minutes and collected 6 rebounds. Hield shot 47.4% from the floor and also earned 3 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in this contest for the Kings was Marvin Bagley. He collected 9 rebounds in 34:03 min on the basketball court. He ended up going 62.5% from the field in the matchup by going 10-of-16 (23 points). At the conclusion of this game, Bagley collected 3 assists.
Sacramento comes into this game with a win-loss record of 27-37 so far this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.4 times per contest and as a team they commit 19.5 fouls per game. As a unit, Sacramento is pulling down 41.1 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,627 assists this season, which has them ranked 14th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Kings are hitting 36.6% on 3-point shots (770 of 2,105) and 74.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 114.3 points per contest (11th in basketball) while shooting 48.3% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Kings are able to force 13.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.2 fouls. The Kings are giving up a FG percentage of 49.3% (864 of 1,226) and they relinquish 45.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 19th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,630 conceded on the campaign. They give up 38.5% on 3-point shots and they are 30th in the league in points per game allowed (118.8).
In their last game, the Indiana Pacers took a defeat with a final score of 154-141 against the Washington Wizards. The Pacers were able to collect 31 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 in the matchup. They turned it over 17 times, while recording 8 steals in the game. The Wizards committed 19 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Pacers to the charity stripe for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to knock down 21 of the free throw tries for a clip of 84.0%. With regard to three-point shots, Indiana made 14 of 27 tries (51.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Pacers went 53 out of 107 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.5%. The Pacers allowed the Wizards to bury 63 out of 103 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 61.2% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 40.9% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 9 of 22 and finished the contest at 19 out of 24 at the free throw line (79.2%). Regarding cleaning the glass, Indiana permitted Washington to get 44 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Caris LeVert was important for the Pacers in this contest. He converted 11 out of 28 for this game for a rate of 39.3%, and earned 7 rebounds. LeVert accumulated 33 points in his 38:02 mins on the court and had 5 assists for the matchup. One more player that played a role for Indiana was Domantas Sabonis. He finished with 9 dimes in his 43:01 minutes on the hardwood, and he knocked down 14 out of 22 from the floor. Sabonis walked away from this one going 63.6% from the floor while earning 32 points and 19 total rebounds.
Indiana has a record of 30-34 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Pacers are shooting 47.2% from the field, which is ranked 12th in the league. Indiana has tallied 7,357 pts so far this season (115.0 per contest) and they average 42.5 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 26.9 times per game (4th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 13.5 times per game. The Pacers are responsible for committing 20.3 fouls per contest and they hit 79.1% from the free throw line. The Pacers defensively are ranked 25th in basketball in points allowed per game with 115.1. They have forced 15.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.9% from the field (19th in the league). The Indiana defense surrenders 37.0% on three-point shots (741 of 2,002) and opponents are knocking down 78.1% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 26.2 assists and 46.8 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 28th and 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana (-3.5)
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