Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 4/28/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-10.5)
The Utah Jazz (44-17) head to Golden 1 Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Sacramento Kings (25-36). Utah opens this game as 10.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 217.
The Utah Jazz faced off with the Minnesota Timberwolves and took a loss by a final of 105-104 in their last game. Utah wrapped up the game with a 38.9% FG percentage (37 of 95) and made 16 of 57 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Jazz made 14 of their 19 tries for a rate of 73.7%. When discussing rebounding, they earned 49 with 16 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 24 assists in the matchup while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and having 9 steals. In terms of the defense, Utah allowed the other team to shoot 44.6% from the floor on 37 of 83 shooting. Minnesota doled out 29 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Minnesota pulled down 48 rebounds (8 offensive, 40 defensive) and earned 6 rejections. Minnesota finished shooting 71.4% from the free throw line by making 15 of 21 attempts. They converted 16 out of their 44 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Mike Conley is a guy who was a contributor for the game. He ended up finishing with 26 points on 10 out of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 31:47 minutes played and also pulled down 9 rebounds. Conley shot 52.6% from the floor and also distributed 7 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in this contest for the Jazz was Rudy Gobert. He pulled down 5 rebounds in his 34:35 minutes played on the night. He went 100.0% from the field in the game by shooting 8-of-8 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Gobert had accumulated 2 assists.
Utah will play this game with a win-loss mark of 44-17 for the year. They are losing possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest and as a squad are committing 18.9 personal fouls every game. As a team, Utah is pulling down 48.3 boards per game and is sitting with 1,444 assists for the year, which ranks 22nd in the league in terms of passing. The Jazz are shooting 38.8% on shots from distance (1,029 of 2,654) and 79.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 116.2 pts per contest (3rd in basketball) while going 46.5% from the floor. On defense, the Jazz are forcing 11.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.3 personal fouls. They rank 1st in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,344 surrendered this season. The Jazz defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 44.4% (702 of 1,180) and they surrender 43.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They concede 34.0% on three-point shots while they are 4th in basketball in points per game allowed (107.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Sacramento Kings went home victorious with a score of 113-106 when they faced the Dallas Mavericks. The Kings earned 35 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 46 in this matchup. They turned it over 16 times, while earning 6 steals for the game. The Mavericks committed 15 fouls in the matchup which got the Kings to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throws for a rate of 88.9%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, Sacramento converted 13 of their 29 attempts (44.8%). In all, the Kings shot 42 for 81 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.9%. The Kings permitted the Mavericks to make 43 of their 92 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.7% for the contest. They finished 28.6% from downtown by shooting 12 of 42 and finished the game at 8 out of 14 at the charity stripe (57.1%). When discussing rebounds, Sacramento permitted Dallas to snag 40 in all (14 on the offensive side).
Richaun Holmes ended up being a factor for the Kings for this contest. He converted 9 out of 12 in the matchup for a rate of 75.0%, and earned 6 rebounds. Holmes recorded 24 points in his 25:28 minutes of playing time, but finished this game without an assist. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Sacramento was Harrison Barnes. He ended up walking away with 2 dimes in his 23:44 minutes played, and he knocked down 7 out of 10 from the floor. Barnes walked away from this one going 70.0% from the floor while notching 19 points and 6 rebounds.
Sacramento has a mark of 25-36 on the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Kings are hitting on 48.3% from the floor, which is ranked 5th in the NBA. Sacramento has accounted for 6,989 points for the season (114.6 per contest) and they pull in 41.5 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 25.4 times per contest (12th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.2 times per contest. The Kings are committing 19.5 fouls per game and they go 74.3% from the free throw line. The Kings on defense are ranked 30th in the league in PPG surrendered with 118.7. They are able to force 13.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 49.1% from the field (30th in the NBA). The Sacramento defense surrenders 38.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (772 of 1,997) and their opponents are knocking down 79.3% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 25.5 assists and 45.0 total boards per game, ranking them 21st and 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sacramento (+10.5)
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