Washington Wizards vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 4/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+2.5)
The Sacramento Kings (22-32) play the Washington Wizards (20-33) at Golden 1 Center on Wednesday. Sacramento opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 225.
The Washington Wizards faced the Utah Jazz and notched a win by a score of 125-121 in their last contest. Washington ended the game having earned a 52.2% FG percentage (47 of 90) and buried 9 of their 19 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Wizards knocked down 22 of their 28 attempts for a rate of 78.6%. In terms of getting rebounds, they earned 44 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 29 dimes for the matchup while forcing 14 turnovers and having 7 steals. In regard to defense, Washington allowed 48.2% from the field on 41 of 85 shooting. Utah distributed 21 assists and had 2 steals for the game. Furthermore, Utah pulled down 43 rebounds (9 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Utah walked away from this one shooting 77.4% from the free throw line by making 24 of 31 tries. They also converted 15 of 36 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Bradley Beal is a guy who had an impact for this contest. He totaled 34 points on 14 out of 31 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36:33 mins and totaled 3 rebounds. Beal ended up shooting 45.2% from the field and also distributed 5 dimes. One more player that came through in this contest for the Wizards was Russell Westbrook. He collected 14 rebounds in his 38:44 min played. He finished shooting 53.3% from the floor in the matchup by connecting on 8-of-15 (25 points). When the game finished, Westbrook tallied 14 assists.
Washington will enter this matchup with a mark of 20-33 for the season. They currently have an average of 118.8 points per contest (1st in the league) while connecting on 47.3% from the field. The Wizards are shooting 37.9% on shots from 3-point land (686 of 1,808) and 77.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Washington is pulling in 46.6 boards per contest and has 1,288 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 21st in the NBA in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 14.4 times per contest and as a team are committing 22.1 fouls per game. On defense, the Wizards have forced 14.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.1 personal fouls. The Wizards defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.3% (762 of 1,172) and they surrender 46.6 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 10th in the league in allowing assists with 1,288 conceded so far this season. They are conceding 37.9% on 3-point attempts and they are 30th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (118.8).
In their last game, the Sacramento Kings took a defeat with a final score of 117-110 when they played the New Orleans Pelicans. The Kings were able to collect 26 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 34 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 14 steals for the contest. The Pelicans had 23 fouls in the matchup which got the Kings to the charity stripe for 37 tries. They were able to make 22 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 59.5%. In regard to three-point attempts, Sacramento made 10 of their 35 tries (28.6%). Overall, the Kings walked away from this one shooting 39 out of 90 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.3%. The Kings allowed the Pelicans to bury 42 out of 77 attempts from the floor which had them at 54.5% in this game. They shot 31.6% from 3-point land by going 6 out of 19 and finished the contest at 27 out of 39 at the charity stripe (69.2%). With respect to cleaning the glass, Sacramento allowed New Orleans to pull down 51 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
De'Aaron Fox was important for the Kings for this contest. He buried 15 out of 30 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and earned 6 rebounds. Fox accumulated 43 points in his 38:49 mins of playing time and accounted for 6 assists in this game. One more player that was pivotal for Sacramento was Harrison Barnes. He finished this one with 1 assist in his 42:43 minutes played, and he shot 5 of 14 from the floor. Barnes walked away from this one going 35.7% from the floor as well as contributing 16 points and 11 total rebounds.
Sacramento has a record of 22-32 for the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Kings are hitting on 48.9% from the field, which ranks 1st in the NBA. Sacramento has accounted for 6,408 points for the year (118.7 per game) and they grab 45.1 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.3 times per game (9th in the league) and they turn it over 13.0 times per contest. The Kings are responsible for committing 19.5 personal fouls per game and they go 79.8% from the charity stripe. The Kings on the defensive side of the court are 29th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 118.7. They relinquish 25.3 assists and 45.1 boards every game, which ranks 22nd and 20th in basketball. The Sacramento defense surrenders 39.0% on 3-point shots (676 of 1,732) and their opponents are converting on 79.8% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 13.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 48.9% from the field (30th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Sacramento (-2.5) and over 225 points
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