Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers 11/26/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
The Los Angeles Lakers (10-10) will take on the Sacramento Kings (7-12) at STAPLES Center on Friday.
The Kings faced off with the Trail Blazers and took home the win by a score of 125-121 in their last game. With respect to fouls, the Kings ended up finishing with 21 and the Trail Blazers accounted for 13 fouls. They also knocked down 12 of 38 tries from 3-point range. Portland ended up going 84.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 21 of 25 shots. In addition, Portland had 30 rebounds (13 offensive, 17 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Portland recorded 43 assists and had 27 steals for the matchup. With respect to defense, Sacramento let their opponent shoot 46.8% from the floor on 44 out of 94 shooting. They also doled out 21 assists in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 1 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Regarding getting rebounds, they earned 43 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Kings made 23 of 34 attempts for a percentage of 67.6%. Sacramento walked away from the contest having earned a 52.3% FG percentage (45 of 86) and made 12 of their 33 shots from 3-point land.
De'Aaron Fox is a player who was important in the game. Fox finished shooting 61.5% from the field and distributed 6 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 27 mins played and collected 2 boards. He notched 21 points on 8 of 13 shooting.
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Sacramento enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 7-12 for the year. They average 109.1 points per contest (10th in the NBA) while hitting 45.2% from the field. The Kings are shooting 33.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (223 of 667) and 76.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Sacramento is pulling down 44.6 boards per game and has accumulated 419 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 21st in the league in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 14.2 times per contest and as a unit they commit 19.5 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Kings are able to force 13.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.3 fouls. They are conceding 33.7% from beyond the arc and they are 26th in the NBA in opponents points per game (111.1). The Kings defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.4% (788 of 1,736) and they surrender 46.4 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 14th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 418 conceded on the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Lakers took home the win by a final score of 124-116 when they faced the Pacers. In regard to attacking the glass, Los Angeles allowed Indiana to collect 38 overall (14 on the offensive side). They went 28.3% from distance by shooting 13 of 46 and finished the game at 19 of 24 at the charity stripe (79.2%). The Lakers allowed the Pacers to make 42 of 104 tries from the floor which had them shooting 40.4% in this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Lakers finished 42 for 95 from the field which gave them a rate of 44.2%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Los Angeles made 15 out of 37 attempts (40.5%). They were able to knock down 25 of them for a percentage of 86.2%. The Pacers were called for 11 fouls for the matchup which took the Lakers to the free throw line for 29 tries. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 5 steals for this contest. The Lakers were able to corral 43 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 52 for the matchup.
LeBron James was important for the Lakers for the matchup. James recorded 39 points in his 43 minutes on the hardwood and added 6 dimes for the game. He converted 13 out of 29 in this contest giving him a rate of 44.8%, and tallied 5 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 10-10 on the campaign. The Lakers are responsible for committing 20.4 fouls every game and they connect on 75.2% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.7 times per contest (10th in the league) and they turn it over 16.1 times per game. Los Angeles has totaled 2,202 pts this year (110.1 per game) and they grab 46.4 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Lakers are hitting on 45.6% from the field, which ranks 13th in the league.
The Los Angeles defense surrenders 34.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (261 of 752) and opponents are making 73.1% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 25.5 dimes and 48.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 27th and 27th in the NBA. The Lakers are ranked 29th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 113.2. They are forcing 16.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (18th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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