San Antonio Spurs vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 5/7/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio (-3.5)
The Sacramento Kings (29-37) play the San Antonio Spurs (31-34) at Golden 1 Center on Friday. San Antonio opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 228.
The San Antonio Spurs faced off with the Utah Jazz and went home with a loss by a final score of 126-94 in their last game. San Antonio wrapped up the game having earned a 40.2% field goal percentage (37 of 92) and converted 7 out of their 23 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Spurs made 13 of 20 shots for a rate of 65.0%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they earned 35 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 22 assists for this contest as well as forcing 14 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Regarding defense, San Antonio let their opponent shoot 55.7% from the floor on 49 out of 88 shooting. Utah doled out 24 dimes and had 5 steals for the matchup. In addition, Utah grabbed 53 boards (7 offensive, 46 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Utah finished shooting 71.4% from the free throw line by making 10 of 14 attempts. They knocked down 18 of their 41 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Devin Vassell is one player who was a factor in the game. He ended up with 14 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He played 30:36 mins and pulled down 4 rebounds. Vassell went 60.0% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in this contest for the Spurs was Jakob Poeltl. He grabbed 4 rebounds in 12:51 minutes on the hardwood. He finished shooting 50.0% from the floor for the game via 4-of-8 (8 points). When the final whistle was blown, Poeltl had 1 assist.
San Antonio steps onto the hardwood with a record of 31-34 on the season. They turn it over 11.4 times per game and as a squad they commit 18.2 personal fouls per contest. As a team, San Antonio is pulling down 43.8 boards per game and has accumulated 1,599 assists on the year, which is 19th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Spurs are shooting 35.5% from downtown (662 of 1,863) and 78.7% from the charity stripe. They average 110.8 points per game (20th in the NBA) while hitting 46.1% from the field. On defense, the Spurs are forcing their opponents into 13.5 turnovers every game and they draw 18.8 personal fouls. They are giving up 37.5% from beyond the arc and they are 15th in the league in points per game allowed (112.0). The Spurs defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.9% (878 of 1,225) and they concede 47.6 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 8th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,583 conceded this season.
When they last played, the Sacramento Kings went home victorious with a score of 104-93 when they played the Indiana Pacers. The Kings were able to snag 36 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 48 for the matchup. They also coughed it up 11 times, while getting 16 steals for the contest. The Pacers earned 13 personal fouls for this contest which got the Kings to the charity stripe for 14 attempts. They were able to knock down 10 of the free throws for a percentage of 71.4%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Sacramento knocked down 8 of their 32 tries (25.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Kings finished the game shooting 43 for 95 from the field which gave them a rate of 45.3%. The Kings permitted the Pacers to convert 36 of 83 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.4% for this contest. They shot 36.0% from three-point range by going 9 of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 17 at the charity stripe (70.6%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Sacramento permitted Indiana to grab 48 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Marvin Bagley ended up being important for the Kings in this contest. He made 13 of 22 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 59.1%, and had 12 rebounds. Bagley had 31 points in his 34:57 mins of playing time, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. Another guy who was a determining factor for Sacramento was Delon Wright. He wrapped the game up with 6 assists in 39:43 minutes on the court, and he put in 8 of 14 from the floor. Wright walked away from this one going 57.1% from the field and also collecting 23 points and 7 boards.
Sacramento has a win-loss mark of 29-37 on the year. The Kings are committing 19.4 personal fouls per game and they connect on 74.5% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 25.3 times per game (14th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.4 times per contest. Sacramento has earned 7,522 pts on the campaign (114.0 per game) and they collect 41.3 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Kings are connecting on 48.2% from the floor, which is ranked 6th in the league. The Kings on defense are ranked 28th in the league in points per game surrendered with 118.1. The Sacramento defense gives up 38.3% on shots from distance (829 of 2,162) and their opponents are connecting on 79.2% of their free throw attempts. They give up 25.4 dimes and 45.2 total boards per game, which is ranked 19th and 20th in basketball. They are forcing 13.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 49.0% from the field (30th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sacramento (+3.5)
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