Washington Wizards vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 12/15/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Golden 1 Center is the site where the Sacramento Kings (11-17) will meet the Washington Wizards (15-13) on Wednesday.
The Wizards played the Nuggets and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 113-107 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Wizards left the arena with 26 while the Nuggets accumulated 13 fouls. They also converted 10 of their 32 tries from beyond the arc. Denver finished shooting 87.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 29 of 33 attempts. Additionally, Denver collected 45 rebounds (4 offensive, 41 defensive) and earned 5 blocked shots. Denver distributed 49 dimes and had 26 steals for this contest. With respect to defense, Washington allowed their opponent to shoot 46.8% from the field on 37 out of 79 shooting. They also doled out 25 assists for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 2 turnovers and having 7 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they compiled 41 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Wizards converted 13 of 21 attempts for a rate of 61.9%. Washington finished with a 45.6% FG percentage (41 of 90) and knocked down 12 out of their 34 shots from downtown.
Davis Bertans is a guy who was important in this contest. He totaled 21 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 31 minutes played and also collected 5 boards. Bertans ended up going 61.5% from the field but had no assists at the end of the game.
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Washington will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 15-13 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 105.8 points per contest (24th in the league) while shooting 46.2% from the floor. The Wizards are connecting on 32.8% on shots from beyond the arc (284 of 867) and 77.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Washington is collecting 44.8 boards per game and has accounted for 660 dimes so far this year, which is 14th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Wizards are forcing 11.9 turnovers every game and they draw 19.8 fouls. They are ranked 14th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 645 surrendered for the campaign. The Wizards defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 44.8% (1,113 of 2,487) and they surrender 44.9 boards per game as a group. They are giving up 34.1% from 3-point land and they are ranked 17th in the NBA in PPG allowed (107.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the Kings took a loss by a score of 124-101 when they faced the Raptors. The Kings recorded 34 defensive boards and 19 offensive boards for a total of 53 for this game. They gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while earning 5 steals for this game. The Raptors were called for 8 fouls in this game which got the Kings to the charity stripe for 21 attempts. They were able to bury 14 of them for a clip of 66.7%. In reference to shooting from downtown, Sacramento converted 11 of their 34 tries (32.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Kings ended up going 38 for 94 from the floor which had them at 40.4%. The Kings permitted the Raptors to convert 53 of their 98 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.1% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 35.5% from 3-point land by shooting 11 out of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 7 out of 10 at the free throw line (70.0%). With respect to rebounding, Sacramento allowed Toronto to get 38 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
De'Aaron Fox was important for the Kings for the matchup. He knocked down 11 of 20 for the contest for a rate of 55.0%, and had 2 rebounds. Fox scored 29 points in his 32 mins of playing time and tallied 3 assists in the matchup.
Sacramento has a mark of 11-17 on the season. The Kings are committing 19.8 fouls per contest and they shoot 75.1% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 22.3 times per game (25th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 14.2 times per contest. Sacramento has accounted for 3,104 points so far this season (110.9 per game) and they average 45.5 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Kings are hitting on 45.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 19th in the league.
The Sacramento defense allows 34.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (338 of 971) and opponents are connecting on 75.8% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 24.0 dimes and 47.1 rebounds every game, which is ranked 16th and 26th in the NBA. The Kings defensively are ranked 29th in basketball in PPG given up with 114.4. They are forcing 13.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.5% from the field (25th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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