Sacramento Kings vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 4/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports NO
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+1.5)
The New Orleans Pelicans (23-29) host the Sacramento Kings (22-31) at Smoothie King Center on Monday. The spread on this game has New Orleans as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 224.5.
The Sacramento Kings played the Utah Jazz and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 128-112 in their last game. Sacramento ended having earned a 47.7% FG percentage (42 of 88) and buried 14 of 42 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Kings converted 14 of 22 tries for a percentage of 63.6%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they collected 38 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 23 dimes in the matchup as well as creating 10 turnovers and having 8 steals. When discussing defense, Sacramento let their opponent shoot 45.5% from the field on 40 of 88 shooting. Utah earned 22 dimes and had 8 steals for the game. Additionally, Utah collected 52 boards (11 offensive, 41 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Utah ended up going 85.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 30 of their 35 attempts. They made 18 out of their 50 tries from three-point range.
De'Aaron Fox is one player who played a role for the game. He ended up finishing with 30 points on 11 out of 20 shooting. He played 39:15 minutes played and grabbed 2 rebounds. Fox finished the game shooting 55.0% from the field and also dished out 8 assists. One more player that was a major factor in this contest for the Kings was Richaun Holmes. He collected 10 rebounds in his 33:39 minutes on the court. He finished the game at 76.9% from the field for this game by connecting on 10-of-13 (25 points). When the game finished, Holmes totaled 1 assist.
Sacramento comes into this game with a record of 22-31 on the season. The Kings are shooting 35.9% from downtown (634 of 1,766) and 73.8% from the free throw line. They average 114.3 points per game (9th in basketball) on 48.1% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.6 fouls every game. As a unit, Sacramento is collecting 42.2 rebounds per contest and has earned 1,358 dimes this season, which is 7th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Kings are forcing 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.5 fouls. They rank 24th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,344 relinquished so far this season. The Kings defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 48.8% (681 of 1,031) and they relinquish 44.9 boards per game as a squad. They surrender 39.1% on shots from distance and they are 29th in basketball in points per game allowed (118.7).
When they last played, the New Orleans Pelicans got the victory with a final of 101-94 when they played the Philadelphia 76ers. The Pelicans earned 46 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 56 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while recording 11 steals in the matchup. The 76ers committed 23 personal fouls in this game which got the Pelicans to the free throw line for a total of 30 tries. They were able to make 19 of the free throw tries for a clip of 63.3%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, New Orleans buried 4 out of 22 tries (18.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Pelicans finished shooting 39 out of 90 from the floor which had them shooting 43.3%. The Pelicans allowed the 76ers to convert 33 of 79 tries from the field which left them shooting 41.8% in the game. They shot 35.5% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 11 out of 31 and ended up shooting 17 out of 24 from the free throw line (70.8%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, New Orleans allowed Philadelphia to collect 47 in total (4 offensive).
Zion Williamson was important for the Pelicans in the matchup. He buried 15 out of 28 for the game giving him a rate of 53.6%, and had 15 rebounds. Williamson recorded 37 points in his 35:16 mins on the hardwood and added 8 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that was important for New Orleans was Brandon Ingram. He left the arena with 2 dimes in 34:50 mins played, and he shot 5 of 21 from the floor. Ingram finished going 23.8% from the field while contributing 17 points and 8 boards.
New Orleans has a record of 23-29 for the season. New Orleans has accounted for 5,960 points so far this season (114.6 per game) and they average 46.5 rebounds per game. The Pelicans commit 17.8 fouls every game and they hit 73.2% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Pelicans are shooting 48.1% from the field, which has them ranked 7th in basketball. Their rate of earning assists is at 26.0 times per game (10th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.3 times per contest. The Pelicans on the defensive end are ranked 27th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 115.1. They are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.3% from the field (24th in basketball). The New Orleans defense allows 39.3% on 3-point attempts (785 of 1,995) and opponents are converting on 79.8% of their foul shots. They concede 26.3 dimes and 40.6 boards per contest, which ranks them 26th and 1st in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New Orleans (-1.5)
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