Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 3/30/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: NBC Sports California
The Sacramento Kings (27-49) are headed to Toyota Center on Wednesday where they will play the Houston Rockets (20-56).
The Kings played the Heat and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 123-100 in their last game. Sacramento finished the game having earned a 45.7% FG percentage (37 out of 81) and made 12 of their 35 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Kings converted 14 of their 18 tries for a rate of 77.8%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 32 with 5 of them being offensive. They also recorded 21 assists in the game as well as creating 1 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In the matter of defending, Sacramento allowed the other team to shoot 54.4% from the floor on 49 of 90 shooting. Miami totaled 48 dimes and had 30 steals for the game. In addition, Miami pulled down 38 rebounds (10 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Miami shot 100.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 6 of their 6 attempts. They also knocked down 19 of 40 attempts from 3-point range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Kings ended up with 12 and the Heat had 15 personal fouls.
Davion Mitchell is a player who was a major contributor in this game. He walked away with 21 points on 9 of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 41 mins and also grabbed 2 boards. Mitchell ended up shooting 47.4% from the floor and dished out 9 assists.
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Sacramento enters this contest with a mark of 27-49 for the year. They turn the ball over 14.2 times per game and as a unit they are committing 19.0 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Sacramento is pulling in 43.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,796 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 17th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Kings are hitting 34.5% on three-point shots (879 of 2,551) and 76.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 110.4 pts per game (16th in the league) while hitting 45.9% from the floor.
Defensively, the Kings are forcing 13.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.9 personal fouls. They are giving up 37.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 29th in basketball in opponents PPG (115.8). The Kings defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 48.1% (3,307 of 6,882) and they relinquish 45.7 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 24th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,917 conceded so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Rockets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 123-120 when they faced the Spurs. The Rockets collected 34 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 in the matchup. They also turned it over 12 times, while recording 5 steals for this contest. The Spurs had 12 fouls in this contest which got the Rockets to the free throw line for 28 shots. They were able to bury 24 of the free throws for a clip of 85.7%. In terms of three-point attempts, Houston converted 20 of 49 attempts (40.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Rockets finished the game shooting 38 for 92 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.3%. The Rockets allowed the Spurs to convert 47 out of 100 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.0% for this contest. They went 24.1% from distance by shooting 7 of 29 and ended up going 22 of 28 at the free throw line (78.6%). With respect to how they rebounded, Houston permitted San Antonio to get 39 overall (17 on the offensive side).
Kevin Porter Jr. was important for the Rockets in this matchup. He converted 9 out of 22 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 40.9%, and earned 9 rebounds. Porter Jr. earned 26 points in his 36 mins of playing time and accumulated 7 dimes in this contest.
Houston has a win-loss mark of 20-56 on the campaign. The Rockets have committed 20.4 personal fouls per game and they go 71.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 23.5 times per game (22nd in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 16.6 times per contest. Houston has earned 8,296 pts so far this year (109.2 per game) and they average 42.0 boards per contest. As an offense, the Rockets are shooting 45.5% from the field, which is 23rd in the league.
The Houston defense concedes 35.0% on 3-pointers (969 of 2,767) and opponents are making 77.9% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 25.7 assists and 45.8 total boards per game, which ranks 24th and 22nd in the league. The Rockets on the defensive end are ranked 30th in basketball in points given up per game with 117.7. They are forcing 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 48.2% from the field (30th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sacramento
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