Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings 11/20/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Sacramento Kings (6-9) will compete against the Utah Jazz (9-5) at Golden 1 Center on Saturday.
The Jazz played the 76ers and walked away with a win by a score of 120-85 in their last contest. Utah ended with a 51.7% FG percentage (46 of 89) and converted 16 out of their 38 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Jazz converted 12 of their 19 tries for a rate of 63.2%. In regard to grabbing boards, they collected 56 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 27 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and earning 5 steals. With respect to defending, Utah allowed the other team to go 36.7% from the floor on 33 of 90 shooting. Philadelphia doled out 42 assists and had 19 steals for the game. On top of that, Philadelphia totaled 36 boards (6 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 8 rejections. Philadelphia finished the game at 76.5% at the charity stripe by burying 13 of their 17 shots. They buried 6 out of their 29 attempts from distance. In the matter of personal fouls, the Jazz ended up finishing with 20 and the 76ers finished the game with 8 personal fouls.
Bojan Bogdanovic is a player who was a major contributor in this game. He recorded 27 points on 9 of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 27 mins and also snagged 6 rebounds. Bogdanovic shot 75.0% from the field and distributed 2 dimes.
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Utah will enter this game with a mark of 9-5 for the campaign. They are turning it over 14.9 times per contest and as a group they commit 19.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, Utah is snagging 47.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 292 dimes so far this year, which is 29th in the league in terms of passing. The Jazz are connecting on 32.8% on shots from beyond the arc (192 of 586) and 77.8% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 110.9 pts per game (3rd in the league) while hitting 45.9% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Jazz have forced 12.6 turnovers per game and they draw 21.1 fouls. They are ranked 1st in the NBA in allowing assists with 284 surrendered this season. The Jazz defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.6% (546 of 1,251) and they surrender 41.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 31.7% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 4th in basketball in PPG allowed (102.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Kings walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 107-97 when they faced the Timberwolves. The Kings were able to snag 27 defensive boards and 20 offensive boards for a total of 47 in this game. They also coughed it up 16 times, while earning 7 steals in this matchup. The Timberwolves earned 17 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Kings to the charity stripe for 25 shots. They were able to convert 19 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 76.0%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Sacramento converted 10 of their 38 attempts (26.3%). Overall, the Kings finished the game shooting 34 out of 93 from the floor which had them shooting 36.6%. The Kings allowed the Timberwolves to bury 41 out of 82 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 50.0% for this game. They shot 27.8% from distance by shooting 10 of 36 and ended up going 15 of 18 at the charity stripe (83.3%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Sacramento allowed Minnesota to grab 25 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
De'Aaron Fox ended up being a major contributor for the Kings for this game. He converted 10 of 20 for the contest for a rate of 50.0%, and tallied 1 rebound. Fox recorded 28 points in his 37 minutes of playing time and earned 5 dimes in this matchup.
Sacramento has a win-loss mark of 6-9 on the year. As an offensive unit, the Kings are connecting on 45.4% from the floor, which ranks 15th in basketball. Sacramento has tallied 1,660 pts so far this year (110.7 per contest) and they average 45.3 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 23.1 times per contest (18th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.6 times per contest. The Kings commit 19.9 fouls per contest while shooting 79.2% from the free throw line.
The Kings are ranked 25th in the league in PPG given up with 110.5. They are able to force 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (17th in basketball). The Sacramento defense gives up 33.2% on shots from distance (174 of 524) and their opponents are knocking down 75.6% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 22.1 dimes and 45.9 boards per game, which ranks 10th and 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sacramento
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