Sacramento Kings vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 3/17/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Washington Wizards
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+4)
Capital One Arena is the site where and the Washington Wizards (14-24) will play the Sacramento Kings (15-24) on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has Washington as 4-point favorites. The O/U opens at 244.
The Sacramento Kings played the Charlotte Hornets and ended up losing by a score of 122-116 in their last contest. Sacramento finished the game with a 55.8% field goal percentage (48 out of 86) and buried 9 out of their 31 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Kings made 11 of 17 attempts for a percentage of 64.7%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 44 with 4 of them being offensive. They also doled out 28 dimes for this contest while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and having 7 steals. Regarding the defense, Sacramento allowed 47.9% from the field on 45 out of 94 shooting. Charlotte distributed 30 assists and had 7 steals for the game. In addition, Charlotte collected 46 rebounds (10 offensive, 36 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Charlotte ended up shooting 80.0% from the free throw line by making 20 of 25 attempts. They also knocked down 12 out of their 30 shots from beyond the perimeter.
De'Aaron Fox is one guy who was important in this game. He ended up finishing with 29 points on 11 out of 22 shooting. He saw the court for 37:16 mins and also snagged 4 rebounds. Fox finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor and recorded 8 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Kings was Buddy Hield. He pulled down 6 rebounds in 36:49 minutes played on the night. He went 57.1% from the field for the game by shooting 8-of-14 (23 points). When this game wrapped up, Hield had 3 assists.
Sacramento comes into this matchup with a mark of 15-24 on the season. They are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per contest and as a unit they commit 19.9 fouls every game. As a team, Sacramento is grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game and has earned 1,016 assists so far this season, which ranks 7th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Kings are hitting 36.1% on 3-point shots (467 of 1,294) and 72.3% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 114.8 pts per game (9th in the NBA) while shooting 48.1% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Kings are able to force 12.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.9 fouls. The Kings defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 49.1% (502 of 775) and they surrender 44.5 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are ranked 26th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,017 conceded on the campaign. They relinquish 39.6% on 3-point shots while they are 29th in the league in PPG allowed (120.0).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Washington Wizards took a loss by a final score of 133-122 when they played the Milwaukee Bucks. The Wizards were able to collect 31 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive boards totaling 33 for this contest. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 5 steals in the matchup. The Bucks had 20 personal fouls for the contest which took the Wizards to the free throw line for 24 attempts. They were able to convert 18 of the free throw tries for a clip of 75.0%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Washington made 16 out of 38 tries (42.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Wizards shot 44 for 87 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.6%. The Wizards permitted the Bucks to make 52 of 94 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 55.3% for the game. They finished the game shooting 39.3% from behind the 3-point line via 11 of 28 and finished the game at 18 of 19 from the charity stripe (94.7%). In regard to rebounds, Washington allowed Milwaukee to snag 46 in all (9 offensive).
Bradley Beal ended up having an impact for the Wizards in the game. He knocked down 13 of 19 for this contest giving him a rate of 68.4%, and tallied 6 rebounds. Beal recorded 37 points in his 41:45 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 dimes for the game. One more player that played a role for Washington was Russell Westbrook. He ended up finishing with 17 assists in his 38:35 minutes played, and he converted 8 of 19 from the floor. Westbrook finished going 42.1% from the floor as well as totaling 23 points and 5 boards.
Washington has a record of 14-24 on the season. When it comes to offense, the Wizards are shooting 46.0% from the floor, which is ranked 19th in the league. Washington has earned 4,356 points on the campaign (114.6 per contest) and they pull down 43.5 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.9 times per contest (16th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.2 times per game. The Wizards are responsible for committing 21.8 personal fouls every game while shooting 76.4% from the free throw line. The Wizards are ranked 30th in the league in points given up per game with 120.1. They allow 24.5 assists and 47.7 boards on a nightly basis, which is 13th and 26th in the league. The Washington defense gives up 38.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (506 of 1,309) and opponents are converting on 78.1% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 47.8% from the field (26th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (-4) and over 244 points
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