Monday, February 29, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Monday, February 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 214.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 41-18 and a road record of 16-10. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 110 points per game while giving up 102.8 per contest. Oklahoma City is 10-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 28-7. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Kings have an overall record of 24-33 and a home record of 14-15. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.1 points per game and surrendering 109.2, good for a point differential of -2.2. Sacramento has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 12-22. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 24.4 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 27.9 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 27.1 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 11.3 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Rudy Gay averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 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 80%.
Oklahoma City averages 110 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 56.1 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.5 per game. The Thunder allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Sacramento averages 107.1 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 54.6 rebounds per game and 24.8 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 109.2 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 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Kings force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Thunder average 111.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 117.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2 per contest. The Thunder have an offensive rating of 112.9 and a defensive rating of 105.5. In terms of pace they average 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Kings score 106.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 104.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -7.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.2 points per game. The Kings rating on offense is 105.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.1. 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 14.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 24-34-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 27-32-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 25-31-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 30-25-2 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
02/28/16 C DeMarcus Cousins Knee probable Monday vs. Oklahoma City
02/28/16 PG Rajon Rondo Thumb "?" Monday vs. Oklahoma City
02/28/16 F Rudy Gay Shoulder probable Monday vs. Oklahoma City
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento
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