Boston Celtics vs Sacramento Kings 3-18-22

Boston Celtics vs Sacramento Kings 3/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Boston Celtics vs Sacramento Kings 3/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Boston Celtics will meet with the Sacramento Kings in NBA action in Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA, on Friday, March 18, 2022, at 10:00 PM (EDT).

 

On March 13, Boston’s five-game unbeaten run was interrupted as they were defeated 95-92 by Dallas at home. They bounced back in spectacularly on Wednesday, defeating Golden State 110-88.

 

Tatum had another strong performance, finishing with 26 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists, while Brown contributed 26 points and seven rebounds. Marcus Smart had a big night as well, scoring 20 points and dishing out eight assists.

 

When Smart seemed to land on Steph Curry while diving for a loose ball late in the first half, he was forced to leave the game. Curry was restricted to three points in 13 minutes and forced to leave the game. The Celtics’ defense limited the Warriors to 37% field goal shooting and 23% (11-48) from beyond the arc.

 

Boston is blazing on all cylinders now that they are healthy. The presence of very athletic 6-8 big Robert Williams, who produces 10 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game, is crucial to their defense. According to DunksandThrees.com, they are #1 in the NBA in defensive rating and 17th in defensive rating.

 

The Celtics are second in the NBA in terms of points surrendered per game (103.7), first in field goal percentage defense (43.1%), and first in three-point defense (33.3%). (33.5 percent ).

 

They are mediocre offensively, generating 109.5 points (16th), 45.1% shooting (19th), and 34.3 percent from outside the arc (23rd). In terms of free-throw shooting, they are third in the NBA (81.6 percent ).

 

  • The total went OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 12 matches.
  • The Boston Celtics are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 matches against Sacramento.
  • Boston is 9-1 SU in their last 10 matches on the road.

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Boston Celtics vs Sacramento Kings Predictions 3/18/2022

 

The Kings, who are currently 13th in the Western Conference with 11 games remaining, will not make the playoffs. They are 5.0 matches behind New Orleans in 10th place and would have to pass Portland and San Antonio to get there.

 

Sacramento dropped five of their previous six matches, including a 135-126 home defeat to Milwaukee as an 8-point favorite on Wednesday. With 22 points and seven assists, Domantas Sabonis topped six players in double digits. De’Aaron Fox chipped in with 21 points and seven rebounds.

 

The Kings made 49 percent of their field goals and 37 percent (16-43) of their three-point attempts. They couldn’t stop Giannis Antetokounmpo, who scored 36 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Kris Middleton, who had 32 points, 8 assists, and 8 rebounds. The Bucks made 18 of 35 (51 percent) shots from beyond the arc.

 

This season, as in previous seasons, defense is an issue. According to DunksandThrees.com, the Kings are rated 28th in Defensive Rating. Sacramento is 29th in points permitted per game (115.6), 48th in field goal defense (48%), 27th in three-point defense (36.4%), and -2.2 on the boards.

 

On offense, they average 110.5 points (15th) on 45.9% shooting (18th) and 34.3 percent from the three-point range (22nd). On 47.3 percent shooting, Fox leads the squad in scoring with 23.2 points and 5.6 assists (29.7 percent 3pt).

 

Sabonis averaged 18.1 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 5.8 assists in 13 games with the Kings. His primary problem is his poor three-point shooting (2-15), as he shot 32.4 percent for Indiana this season.

 

  • The total went OVER in 12 of Sacramento’s previous 18 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Sacramento’s last 5 matches against Boston.
  • The Sacramento Kings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 matches in the Eastern Conference.

Boston Celtics vs Sacramento Kings. The NBA pick for this game is the Boston Celtics. On January 25, Boston thrashed the Kings by 53 points and dominated by as much as 60.

 

The Celtics’ biggest concerns are Fox and Sabonis, and having Robert Williams patrol the paint makes things simpler for guys like Marcus Smart, who is already a capable defender.

 

Even with Sabonis, Boston has a rebounding advantage since Tatum (6-9, 220) and Brown (6-6, 223) are both long, athletic guards who rebound exceptionally well.

 

The arrival of Derrick White from San Antonio as a point guard was an underappreciated decision. Even if he doesn’t score, he can assist in the offense and defense. The Kings don’t rebound or defend. They’re simply putting on a show for the crowd. Boston is the favorite to win big. The Boston Celtics will win to a predicted score of 118-109.

 

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Boston Celtics vs Sacramento Kings 3/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 10:00 PM (EDT)

 

Location: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA

 

Date: Friday, March 18, 2022

 

TV: NBA TV

 

NBA Odds: Boston -8.5

 

NBA Totals: 224.5

 

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