Friday, February 26, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Friday, February 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 219.
The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 37-20 and a road record of 18-10. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 104.8 points per game while giving up 100.2 per contest. Los Angeles is 6-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 19-14. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Kings have an overall record of 24-32 and a home record of 14-14. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.1 points per game and surrendering 109.1, good for a point differential of -2. Sacramento has a division record of 5-7 and a conference record of 12-21. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. J.J. Redick averages 16.6 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 27.2 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 11.2 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Rudy Gay averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Los Angeles averages 104.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.2 per game. The Clippers allow 100.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Sacramento averages 107.1 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 54.6 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 28th with 16.5 per game. The Kings allow 109.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Kings force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Clippers average 103.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 105.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.3 per contest. The Clippers have an offensive rating of 107.9 and a defensive rating of 103.2. In terms of pace they average 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Kings score 106.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 107.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.1 points per game. The Kings rating on offense is 105.8 and they have a defensive rating of 107.8. They get 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 14.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 28-25-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 23-31-3 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 25-30-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 29-25-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
02/07/16 G Austin Rivers Hand out indefinitely
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Hand out indefinitely
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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