Sacramento Kings vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 4/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Utah Jazz
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+12)
Vivint Arena is the venue where and the Utah Jazz (39-13) will play the Sacramento Kings (22-30) on Saturday. Utah opens this matchup as 12-point favorites. The over/under opens at 230.
The Sacramento Kings stepped onto the hardwood against the Detroit Pistons and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 113-101 in their last game. Sacramento walked away from the contest with a 44.2% FG percentage (38 of 86) and converted 7 of their 30 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Kings converted 18 of 26 shots for a rate of 69.2%. Concerning rebounding, they earned 38 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 20 dimes for this contest in addition to creating 16 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In terms of defending, Sacramento allowed their opponent to shoot 52.4% from the floor on 44 of 84 shooting. Detroit distributed 24 dimes and had 7 steals in this contest. Additionally, Detroit totaled 43 rebounds (7 offensive, 36 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Detroit ended up shooting 85.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 17 of their 20 attempts. They also converted 8 out of their 23 attempts from downtown.
De'Aaron Fox is someone who had an impact in this matchup. He ended up finishing with 23 points on 8 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 36:42 mins played and also grabbed 9 boards. Fox finished the game at 42.1% from the floor and recorded 7 assists. One more player that had an impact in this game for the Kings was Buddy Hield. He collected 4 rebounds in his 32:55 min played on the night. He ended up going 38.5% from the field for the game by going 5-of-13 (15 points). Overall, Hield finished the game without a dime.
Sacramento heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-30 for the season. The Kings are hitting 36.0% on shots from 3-point land (620 of 1,724) and 74.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 114.4 points per contest (9th in basketball) while going 48.2% from the field. They are turning it over 13.3 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.5 fouls every game. As a team, Sacramento is grabbing 42.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,335 dimes on the campaign, which is 7th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Kings are forcing 12.9 turnovers every game while drawing 19.5 fouls. The Kings defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 48.8% (671 of 1,014) and they relinquish 44.8 boards per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 25th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,322 conceded on the campaign. They are surrendering 39.2% on shots from downtown and they rank 29th in the league in points per game allowed (118.5).
In their last game, the Utah Jazz walked away with a victory by a final of 122-103 when they faced the Portland Blazers. The Jazz were able to corral 44 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards totaling 58 in this game. They turned it over 7 times, while getting 4 steals in this game. The Blazers were called for 21 fouls for the contest which took the Jazz to the charity stripe for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to make 24 of those for a rate of 88.9%. With regard to shots from distance, Utah knocked down 12 out of 42 attempts (28.6%). Overall, the Jazz walked away from this one shooting 43 out of 95 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.3%. The Jazz allowed the Blazers to make 38 out of their 96 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 39.6% for this contest. They shot 27.1% from three-point range via 13 of 48 and ended up shooting 14 out of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Utah permitted Portland to pull down 41 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Donovan Mitchell was important for the Jazz for the matchup. He buried 14 out of 25 in this contest for a field goal rate of 56.0%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. Mitchell tallied 37 points in his 32:53 minutes on the court and tallied 4 assists in the game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Utah was Rudy Gobert. He ended up finishing with 2 assists in his 32:17 mins on the hardwood, and he put in 6 out of 9 from the floor. Gobert ended up shooting 66.7% from the floor while also notching 18 points and 20 rebounds.
Utah has a record of 39-13 so far this year. The Jazz are committing 18.8 fouls every game and they go 79.0% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 23.5 times per game (22nd in the league) and they turn it over 13.9 times per contest. Utah has scored 6,079 pts on the season (116.9 per game) and they pull in 48.3 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Jazz are shooting 46.7% from the floor, which is 14th in the league. The Jazz on the defensive end are ranked 3rd in basketball in PPG given up with 107.3. They concede 22.2 dimes and 43.1 boards per game, which is 2nd and 11th in the league. The Utah defense gives up 34.2% on 3-point attempts (556 of 1,627) and opponents are converting on 77.5% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 11.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.6% from the floor (2nd in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Utah (-12) and over 230 points
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