Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 3/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Monday, March 29, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+4)
The Sacramento Kings (21-25) travel to AT&T Center on Monday where they'll take on the San Antonio Spurs (23-20). The line on this game has San Antonio as 4-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 227.
The Sacramento Kings stepped onto the hardwood against the Cleveland Cavaliers and went home with a win by a final score of 100-98 in their last game. Sacramento walked away from the contest with a 51.3% FG percentage (41 out of 80) and converted 7 of their 30 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Kings knocked down 11 of their 14 attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. With regard to grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 44 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 16 dimes in the game while forcing 7 turnovers and having 4 steals. When talking about the defense, Sacramento allowed 44.0% from the field on 37 of 84 shooting. Cleveland distributed 20 dimes and had 11 steals for the matchup. In addition, Cleveland totaled 36 boards (7 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 9 blocks. Cleveland finished 65.2% from the charity stripe by converting 15 of 23 attempts. They buried 9 of their 26 attempts from beyond the arc.
De'Aaron Fox is one player who was a factor in this contest. He racked up 36 points on 15 out of 24 shooting. He was on the court for 38:14 mins played and pulled down 4 rebounds. Fox went 62.5% from the floor and also totaled 6 dimes. Someone else that was a major factor in this matchup for the Kings was Harrison Barnes. He pulled down 11 rebounds in his 36:28 min on the court. He ended up shooting 60.0% from the field for this game via 6-of-10 (16 points). When the final whistle was blown, Barnes finished the game without a dime.
Sacramento comes into this game with a mark of 21-25 on the season. The Kings are hitting 36.2% from downtown (548 of 1,513) and 73.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 114.8 points per contest (7th in the NBA) while going 48.4% from the field. They are turning it over 13.5 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 19.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Sacramento is snagging 42.6 boards per game and has totaled 1,182 dimes this year, which ranks 7th in the league in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court, the Kings are able to force 12.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.7 personal fouls. They relinquish 39.2% from 3-point land while they are 29th in the NBA in points per game allowed (118.6). The Kings defense is giving up a FG percentage of 48.9% (589 of 905) and they concede 44.3 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 24th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,171 surrendered for the season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the San Antonio Spurs went home victorious with a score of 120-104 when they faced the Chicago Bulls. The Spurs snagged 37 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 41 in this game. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while recording 9 steals in the matchup. The Bulls had 25 fouls for the matchup which got the Spurs to the free throw line for a total of 28 tries. They were able to knock down 18 of them for a percentage of 64.3%. In relation to 3-point shots, San Antonio made 10 out of their 25 attempts (40.0%). Overall, the Spurs shot 46 out of 85 from the field which had them sitting at 54.1%. The Spurs allowed the Bulls to knock down 41 of their 95 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 43.2% in this matchup. They finished 23.5% from beyond the arc by connecting on 8 out of 34 and finished the contest at 14 of 18 from the free throw line (77.8%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, San Antonio allowed Chicago to grab 48 in total (11 on the offensive side).
Jakob Poeltl was important for the Spurs for this contest. He converted 8 of 9 for this game giving him a rate of 88.9%, and accounted for 9 rebounds. Poeltl totaled 20 points in his 31:10 mins of playing time and totaled 1 assist for this game. Another guy who was a determining factor for San Antonio was DeMar DeRozan. He left the arena with 7 assists in 31:37 minutes on the court, and he shot 7 out of 14 from the floor. DeRozan wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field while contributing 17 points and 4 total rebounds.
San Antonio has a record of 23-20 on the season. San Antonio has 4,705 points on the year (109.4 per contest) and they pull in 43.9 rebounds per contest. The Spurs are committing 17.3 fouls per game while shooting 78.5% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Spurs are hitting on 45.8% from the field, which has them ranked 20th in basketball. They are getting an assist 24.4 times per contest (17th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.4 times per contest. The Spurs on the defensive end are ranked 8th in the league in PPG given up with 110.2. They are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.4% from the field (12th in the NBA). The San Antonio defense gives up 37.5% on 3-point shots (545 of 1,454) and opponents are converting on 74.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 24.5 dimes and 47.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 15th and 28th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Antonio (-4) and under 227 points
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