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Celtics vs Kings Pick, Preview & Betting Odds For Tuesday, March 21st – Knup Sports

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Check out our free Celtics vs Kings pick and preview for this NBA game in Sacramento. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.

Celtics vs Kings NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Boston Celtics at Sacramento Kings
  • Where: Sacramento at Golden 1 Center
  • Date: Tuesday, March 21st
  • Betting Odds SAC +4.5, BOS -187 | SAC +154 O/U 238.5

So far, the Celtics have put together an overall record of 49-23, while going 36-34-2 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Boston has an overall record of 2-1, including going 1-2 against the spread.

The Celtics are coming off a disappointing 118-117 loss to the Jazz. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 5 points. Boston let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. Leading the team in scoring was Jaylen Brown, as he contributed 25 points while hitting 47.4% of his shots.

The Kings come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 43-28. So far, the team has gone 39-31-1 against the spread. In their previous 3 games, the Kings are averaging 117 points per game while allowing 114. This has led to a record of 2-1.

The Kings are coming off a dissappointing 128-120 loss to the Jazz. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 7 points. In the loss, Sacramento got off to a slow start, trailing by 16 points going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was De’Aaron Fox, as he contributed 37 points while hitting 66.7% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Celtics picked up the 122-104 win over the Kings. The Celtics point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 8.0 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Celtics averaged 127.0 points per game vs Sacramento, which was an increase over their season-long average. However, the Kings actually averaged fewer points per game than their season-long mark. Across their head-to-head matchups with Boston, the team averaged 86.0 points per game. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Celtics have an average scoring margin of +17 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 3-2. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 2-3. Combined, they averaged 215 points in these games.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The Celtics come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 117.6 points per game (4th). So far, the Celtics are averaging 99.4 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 16th in made shots per game.

Against the Kings, the Celtics will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 1st ranked unit at 104.48 points per game.

This season, the Celtics offense has primarily worked through Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 67 games, Tatum is 6th in the NBA at 30.0 points per game. So far, him and Brown have accounted for 47% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 56.7 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jaylen Brown is grabbing 6.9 rebounds for Boston to go along with 3.4 assists.

Sacramento will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 121.0 points per game (1st). The Kings come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.8 made 3’s per game. If the Sacramento offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.

Against the Celtics, the Kings will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 29th in points allowed.

This season, the Kings offense has primarily worked through De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 64 games, Fox is 19th in the NBA at 25.5 points per game. So far, him and Sabonis have accounted for 34% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 44.6 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Domantas Sabonis is grabbing 12.5 rebounds for Sacramento to go along with 7.2 assists.

Celtics vs Kings Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Celtics -4.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 238.5

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