Free NBA Picks Today: Sacramento Kings vs Boston Celtics 3/21/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Sacramento Kings vs Boston Celtics 3/21/23
Tue 21st March 2023

The Sacramento Kings (43-28, 21-14 Home) host the Boston Celtics (49-23, 23-14 Away) Tuesday in a matchup that pits outstanding offense against stifling defense. Boston was narrowly beaten by the Utah Jazz 118-117 at Vivint Arena on Saturday. Jaylen Brown was the key player in defeat with 25 points and six assists.

The Celtics are two games back in the Eastern Conference, currently sitting in third. Sacramento is playing on back-to-back days after losing yesterday at Vivint Arena, falling to the Utah Jazz 128-120. De’Aaron Fox had 37 points and seven assists in defeat to lead the team. The Kings are the second seed in the Western Conference.

This marks the final meeting of the season between the teams. After taking the only prior season matchup against Sacramento 122-104 at TD Garden in November 2022, their third straight head-to-head victory, Boston will be seeking a season sweep. Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 30 points and eight rebounds.

Fox had 20 points in the losing effort. Tatum and Brown, averaging 30.0 and 26.7 points per game, respectively, have led the Celts in scoring this season. Tatum is sixth in the league in scoring. Tatum also has grabbed 8.9 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Marcus Smart is dishing 6.4 assists per game.

Fox (25.5 ppg) has supplied much of the Kings’ offense. Domantas Sabonis is recording 12.5 rebounds, most in the NBA, and 7.2 assists per game. The Kings rank first in the league in offensive efficiency, while the Celtics are fourth in defensive efficiency. The Celtics are 3-3 in six visits to Golden 1 Center.

Meanwhile, the Kings are 7-5 when playing two days in a row this season and 5-4 with a rest disadvantage. The Celtics are 5-0 with a rest advantage.

In the last 10 games, Boston is 5-5 with an average margin of +3.2 (117.0-113.8). Sacramento has a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 122.9 points per game on average while allowing 119.8 (+3.1 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Mike Muscala: 15.0 | 10.1 | +4.9
Rebounds per game:
Al Horford: 4.3 | 6.2 | -1.9
Assists per game:
Marcus Smart: 4.8 | 6.4 | -1.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Assists per game:
Domantas Sabonis: 9.8 | 7.2 | +2.6
De’Aaron Fox: 4.6 | 6.2 | -1.6

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Sacramento Kings (+155)

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