Sacramento Kings vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 3/20/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+6)
The Sacramento Kings (16-24) travel to Wells Fargo Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Philadelphia 76ers (28-13). Sacramento opens this contest as 6-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 237.
The Sacramento Kings faced the Washington Wizards and took home the win by a score of 121-119 in their last contest. Sacramento wrapped up the contest having earned a 44.1% FG percentage (41 out of 93) and knocked down 10 out of their 33 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Kings buried 29 of their 35 attempts for a rate of 82.9%. When talking about rebounding, they earned 38 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 25 dimes in the game as well as forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and getting 10 steals. Pertaining to defending, Sacramento allowed their opponent to shoot 48.9% from the floor on 46 out of 94 shooting. Washington earned 25 assists and had 5 steals for this game. In addition, Washington totaled 52 rebounds (10 offensive, 42 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Washington finished the game shooting 82.1% at the charity stripe by burying 23 of their 28 shots. They also knocked down 4 out of their 25 attempts from 3-point range.
De'Aaron Fox is one player who was a major factor in the game. He left the arena with 28 points on 8 out of 21 shooting. He saw the court for 36:15 minutes played and also snagged 1 board. Fox finished the contest at 38.1% from the floor and distributed 7 assists. Another guy that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Kings was Harrison Barnes. He collected 8 rebounds in 35:37 minutes on the basketball court. He shot 50.0% from the field for this game by connecting on 6-of-12 (18 points). In all, Barnes accounted for 5 assists.
Sacramento will play this game with a win-loss mark of 16-24 on the year. They average 115.0 points per outing (8th in basketball) while hitting 48.0% from the field. The Kings are connecting on 35.9% on shots from beyond the arc (477 of 1,327) and 72.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Sacramento is collecting 42.7 boards per game and has tallied 1,041 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 8th in the NBA in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 13.6 times per contest and as a group they commit 20.1 personal fouls every game. On defense, the Kings are able to force 12.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.0 fouls. The Kings are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 49.1% (517 of 800) and they concede 44.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 25th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,042 conceded so far this season. They are giving up 39.2% on 3-point attempts while they are 29th in the NBA in PPG allowed (120.0).
When they last played, the Philadelphia 76ers went home defeated by a final of 109-105 when they played the Milwaukee Bucks. The 76ers pulled down 46 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 59 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 20 times, while getting 14 steals for this game. The Bucks were called for 11 personal fouls for this contest which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for a total of 8 tries. They were able to knock down 5 of those for a rate of 62.5%. Regarding three-point shots, Philadelphia buried 14 of their 41 attempts (34.1%). When all was said and done, the 76ers finished the game shooting 43 out of 109 from the floor which had them at 39.4%. The 76ers permitted the Bucks to make 41 of their 101 attempts from the field which had them shooting 40.6% in the game. They finished 23.1% from beyond the arc by hitting 9 of 39 and ended up going 18 out of 24 from the charity stripe (75.0%). In reference to attacking the glass, Philadelphia permitted Milwaukee to get 58 in total (12 offensive).
Tobias Harris ended up being a factor for the 76ers for this game. He buried 8 of 23 for the game giving him a rate of 34.8%, and had 9 rebounds. Harris had 19 points in his 43:54 mins on the court and earned 4 assists in this matchup. An additional guy that was pivotal for Philadelphia was Danny Green. He came away with no assists in his 34:30 mins on the court, and he shot 6 of 15 from the floor. Green walked away from this one going 40.0% from the field in addition to notching 18 points and 6 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a mark of 28-13 so far this year. The 76ers commit 20.2 fouls per contest and they hit 78.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 23.8 times per contest (21st in the league) and they turn the ball over 15.4 times per game. Philadelphia has tallied 4,720 points for the year (115.1 per contest) and they average 46.5 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the 76ers are connecting on 47.9% from the floor, which ranks 10th in basketball. The 76ers on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the league in points per game surrendered with 110.0. The Philadelphia defense gives up 36.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (503 of 1,392) and opponents are converting on 77.4% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 23.6 assists and 42.4 boards per game, which is 7th and 7th in basketball. They have forced 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.0% from the field (4th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-6)
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