Monday, December 12, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Monday, December 12, 2016. The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 10-15. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.8 as they are averaging 104.9 points per game while giving up 110.7 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 8-15. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 104.0, good for a point differential of -1.8.
Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Julius Randle averages 13 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 28.2 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 10.7 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Rudy Gay averages 19.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Los Angeles averages 104.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 16.4 per game. The Lakers allow 110.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 26.4 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Sacramento averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 51 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 16th with 13.9 per game. The Kings allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Kings force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 111.5. In terms of pace they average 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Kings rating on offense is 106 and they have a defensive rating of 107.9. They get 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 11-13-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 15-9-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 12-11-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 10-13-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/11/16 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. New York
12/10/16 F Julius Randle Hip is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. New York
12/10/16 C Tarik Black Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. New York
12/05/16 PG Jose Calderon Hamstring expected to miss 2-4 weeks
11/29/16 F Nick Young Calf out indefinitely
Sacramento Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento +1
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