Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 3/31/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+3)
AT&T Center is the venue where and the San Antonio Spurs (23-21) will take on the Sacramento Kings (22-25) on Wednesday. The spread on this matchup has San Antonio as 3-point favorites. The over/under opens at 232.
The Kings played the Spurs and walked away with a win by a score of 132-115 in their last contest. Sacramento finished the contest having earned a 56.0% field goal percentage (47 of 84) and converted 18 of 36 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Kings buried 20 of their 25 shots for a rate of 80.0%. In relation to grabbing boards, they earned 37 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 29 assists in this contest as well as creating 11 turnovers and having 9 steals. In regard to defense, Sacramento allowed 50.5% from the field on 47 of 93 shooting. San Antonio doled out 24 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. Additionally, San Antonio had 41 rebounds (12 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 6 blocks. San Antonio shot 78.6% at the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of their 14 shots. They converted 10 of 27 attempts from 3-point land.
De'Aaron Fox is someone who was a major factor for this game. He finished with 24 points on 9 out of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 33:50 minutes and also pulled down 3 rebounds. Fox finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and also distributed 5 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in this contest for the Kings was Richaun Holmes. He snagged 12 rebounds in 33:26 minutes on the court. He ended up shooting 72.7% from the field in this game by shooting 8-of-11 (23 points). Overall, Holmes collected 3 assists.
Sacramento heads into this game with a record of 22-25 this year. The Kings are connecting on 36.5% on shots from downtown (566 of 1,549) and 73.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 115.1 pts per contest (7th in basketball) while connecting on 48.5% from the field. They are turning it over 13.4 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.6 fouls per game. As a team, Sacramento is collecting 42.5 boards per game and has racked up 1,211 assists on the year, which has them ranked 6th in the NBA in terms of passing. Defensively, the Kings are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.6 personal fouls. The Kings are allowing a field goal percentage of 48.9% (600 of 923) and they surrender 44.3 rebounds per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 25th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,195 relinquished this season. They are giving up 39.1% from beyond the arc while they are 29th in the NBA in points per game allowed (118.5).
In their loss to Sacramento, the Spurs were able to pull down 29 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in this game. They turned it over 11 times, while recording 5 steals for the matchup. The Kings earned 15 personal fouls in this game which got the Spurs to the charity stripe for 14 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 78.6%. Concerning 3-point shots, San Antonio converted 10 out of 27 tries (37.0%). Overall, the Spurs finished shooting 47 out of 93 from the field which had them sitting at 50.5%. The Spurs allowed the Kings to convert 47 out of 84 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 56.0% in the matchup. They went 50.0% from beyond the arc by shooting 18 of 36 and ended up shooting 20 out of 25 from the free throw line (80.0%). When discussing rebounding, San Antonio allowed Sacramento to pull down 37 overall (4 on the offensive glass).
Dejounte Murray was important for the Spurs in this matchup. He converted 11 of 18 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 61.1%, and had 8 rebounds. Murray racked up 23 points in his 33:15 mins on the hardwood and tallied 7 assists for the game. Someone else who was a determining factor for San Antonio was Derrick White. He ended up with 1 assist in 31:54 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 7 out of 11 from the floor. White wrapped this one up going 63.6% from the field and also collecting 19 points and 3 boards.
San Antonio has a win-loss mark of 23-21 on the campaign. San Antonio has scored 4,820 pts for the campaign (109.5 per contest) and they collect 43.8 boards per game. The Spurs have committed 17.4 fouls per game and they shoot 78.5% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Spurs are hitting on 46.0% from the floor, which is ranked 19th in the NBA. They are earning an assist 24.4 times per contest (17th in the league) and they turn it over 11.4 times per game. The Spurs are ranked 10th in basketball in PPG given up with 110.7. They allow 24.6 assists and 47.6 rebounds per contest, which ranks 16th and 28th in the NBA. The San Antonio defense allows 37.8% from downtown (563 of 1,490) and opponents are connecting on 75.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.6% from the field (13th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Antonio (-3) and under 232 points
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