Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 4/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+4.5)
The Los Angeles Lakers (36-26) play the Sacramento Kings (25-37) at STAPLES Center on Friday. Los Angeles opens this game as 4.5-point favorites. The total is set at 219.
The Sacramento Kings faced off with the Utah Jazz and took a loss by a final of 154-105 in their last contest. Sacramento wrapped up the contest having earned a 48.3% field goal percentage (42 out of 87) and converted 7 of their 21 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Kings made 14 of their 17 attempts for a percentage of 82.4%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned 24 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 24 dimes in the game while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and having 8 steals. When it comes to defending, Sacramento allowed the other team to go 64.0% from the floor on 55 out of 86 shooting. Utah dished out 36 assists and had 4 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Utah snagged 47 boards (8 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Utah ended up shooting 95.2% from the free throw line by burying 20 of 21 tries. They buried 24 of their 41 shots from beyond the arc.
Buddy Hield is a guy who was a factor in the matchup. He ended up walking away with 18 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He played for 30:38 minutes played and also snagged 5 rebounds. Hield walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field and earned 7 dimes. One more player that was a factor in this contest for the Kings was Richaun Holmes. He grabbed 2 rebounds in 22:50 min played. He walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the field in this contest by shooting 9-of-15 (18 points). Overall, Holmes went home without an assist.
Sacramento will enter this game with a mark of 25-37 on the season. They are losing possession via turnover 13.2 times per game and as a group are committing 19.5 fouls every game. As a team, Sacramento is pulling in 41.2 boards per contest and has earned 1,571 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 12th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Kings are hitting 36.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (747 of 2,044) and 74.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 114.4 points per outing (9th in basketball) while connecting on 48.3% from the field. Defensively, the Kings are forcing 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.2 fouls. The Kings defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 49.3% (826 of 1,193) and they concede 45.1 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are 23rd in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,590 relinquished on the season. They are giving up 39.1% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 30th in the NBA in PPG allowed (119.3).
In their last game, the Los Angeles Lakers took a loss by a final score of 116-107 against the Washington Wizards. The Lakers corralled 28 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 41 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 10 times, while earning 10 steals in this contest. The Wizards had 20 personal fouls for this contest which took the Lakers to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to convert 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 61.9%. In relation to shooting from 3-point land, Los Angeles knocked down 10 of their 34 tries (29.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Lakers finished the game shooting 42 for 96 from the field which gave them a rate of 43.8%. The Lakers allowed the Wizards to bury 47 of their 90 tries from the floor which had them shooting 52.2% in this contest. They shot 33.3% from 3-point land by going 6 out of 18 and ended up shooting 16 of 21 at the free throw line (76.2%). In relation to rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Washington to snag 50 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Anthony Davis ended up being important for the Lakers for the game. He made 10 of 20 in this contest for a rate of 50.0%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. Davis recorded 26 points in his 31:04 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 assists for the contest. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Los Angeles was Andre Drummond. He walked away with 2 dimes in 20:29 minutes on the court, and he put in 8 of 12 from the floor. Drummond ended up shooting 66.7% from the field while also contributing 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 36-26 for the year. Los Angeles has tallied 6,799 points for the year (109.7 per contest) and they pull in 44.4 rebounds per game. The Lakers commit 19.1 personal fouls per game and they hit 74.4% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Lakers are hitting on 47.3% from the field, which is ranked 10th in basketball. They are dishing out assists 24.6 times per game (16th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.3 times per contest. The Lakers on defense are ranked 2nd in basketball in PPG surrendered with 106.4. They have allowed 24.6 assists and 42.1 boards per contest, which has them ranked 15th and 5th in basketball. The Los Angeles defense allows 35.1% on 3-point attempts (703 of 2,004) and their opponents are converting on 77.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.9% from the field (9th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-4.5) and under 219 points
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