Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 223.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 24-42 and a road record of 7-27. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. New Orleans is 4-11 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-28. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Kings have an overall record of 25-40 and a home record of 14-19. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.7 points per game and surrendering 109.5, good for a point differential of -2.8. Sacramento has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 13-27. In their last 10 games they are 1-9.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 24.3 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Ryan Anderson averages 16.6 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 27.4 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 11.5 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Rudy Gay averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
New Orleans averages 102.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Sacramento averages 106.7 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 28th with 16.5 per game. The Kings allow 109.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Kings force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Pelicans average 99.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 104.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -12 per contest. The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 105.3 and a defensive rating of 108.9. In terms of pace they average 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Kings score 106.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -1.5 points per game. The Kings rating on offense is 105.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 100.1 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 14.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 27-39-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 34-30-2 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 27-37-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 33-30-2 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/15/16 PG Norris Cole Back "?" Wednesday vs. Sacramento
03/10/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out for season
03/03/16 C Alexis Ajinca Sternum out indefinitely
02/25/16 G Bryce Dejean-Jones Wrist out for season
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
03/12/16 G Ben McLemore Finger out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento
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