Sacramento Kings vs Miami Heat Prediction, 1/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Miami Heat
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+6)
The Miami Heat (6-12) host the Sacramento Kings (7-10) at AmericanAirlines Arena on Saturday. The line on this matchup has Miami as 6-point favorites. The over/under opens at 225.
The Sacramento Kings played the Orlando Magic and went home with a win by a final score of 121-107 in their last game. Sacramento finished having earned a 48.9% field goal percentage (45 out of 92) and converted 14 of their 33 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Kings made 17 of their 26 attempts for a percentage of 65.4%. In regard to grabbing boards, they collected 50 with 17 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 30 assists in this contest while earning 8 steals and 3 blocks. Pertaining to the defense, Sacramento allowed the other team to go 41.7% from the field on 40 out of 96 shooting. Orlando recorded 25 dimes and had 8 steals in this game. In addition, the Magic collected 47 boards (17 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 8 blocked shots. Orlando shot 94.4% at the free throw line by converting 17 of 18 shots. They made 10 out of their 26 tries from distance.
Buddy Hield is one guy who was a contributor for the game. He finished with 29 points on 10 out of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37:31 minutes and also grabbed 5 boards. Hield finished 58.8% from the floor and also totaled 3 assists. Another guy that came through in this game for the Kings was Harrison Barnes. He pulled down 5 rebounds and had 4 assists. He went 72.7% from the field in the game by shooting 8-of-11 (21 points). When all was said and done, Barnes was on the court for 37:44 minutes.
Sacramento enters this one with a mark of 7-10 for the campaign. The Kings are hitting 37.6% on three-point shots (202 of 537) and 71.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 112.9 points per game (12th in the league) while connecting on 47.1% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 13.8 times per contest and as a group they commit 20.1 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Sacramento is pulling down 43.4 rebounds per game and has racked up 428 dimes this season, which ranks 19th in the NBA in terms of passing. Defensively, the Kings are forcing 13.2 turnovers per game while drawing 20.9 fouls. They are giving up 39.8% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 29th in the league in points per game allowed (120.4). The Kings defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 48.9% (224 of 356) and they concede 45.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 21st in basketball in giving up assists with 454 surrendered this year.
The last time they took the court, the Miami Heat went home defeated by a final of 109-105 when they played the Los Angeles Clippers. The Heat corralled 37 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 in this game. They blocked 2 shots while recording 5 steals for the matchup. The Clippers committed 20 personal fouls in this game which got the Heat to the charity stripe for a total of 15 shots. They were able to bury 12 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 80.0%. In reference to shooting from downtown, Miami converted 13 out of 33 tries (39.4%). Overall, the Heat finished shooting 40 for 90 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.4%. The Heat permitted the Clippers to knock down 36 of their 87 tries from the field which had them shooting 41.4% in this contest. They finished 40.5% from three-point range by shooting 17 out of 42 and ended up going 20 of 22 at the free throw line (90.9%). Concerning rebounds, Miami allowed Los Angeles to snag 55 in total (13 on the offensive glass).
Tyler Herro was important for the Heat for this contest. He buried 8 of 21 for this contest giving him a rate of 38.1%, which had him sitting at 19 points. Herro grabbed 10 rebounds in his 31:56 mins of time on the court and earned 5 dimes for this game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Miami was Bam Adebayo. He was able to score 16 points in his 34:39 minutes played by going 6 of 16 from the floor for the game. Adebayo ended the game having shot 37.5% from the floor while earning 7 assists and 13 total rebounds.
Miami has a mark of 6-12 for the year. Miami has totaled 1,911 points on the year (106.2 per contest) and they snag 41.2 boards per contest. The Heat commit 20.1 fouls per game while shooting 78.0% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Heat are hitting on 46.7% from the floor, which is 12th in the NBA. They are dishing out assists 25.7 times per contest (10th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 17.2 times per game. The Heat defensively are ranked 21st in the league in points given up per game with 111.8. The Miami defense allows 37.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (278 of 739) and their opposition makes 78.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 25.5 dimes and 44.3 boards every game, which ranks them 24th and 10th in basketball. They have forced 15.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.2% from the floor (10th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Miami (-6) and over 225 points
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