Saturday, April 9, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, April 9, 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 54-25 and a road record of 23-16. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 110.3 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. Oklahoma City is 13-3 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 36-13. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Kings have an overall record of 31-48 and a home record of 17-23. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.8 points per game and surrendering 109, good for a point differential of -2.2. Sacramento has a division record of 7-8 and a conference record of 17-32. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 23.6 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kevin Durant averages 28.1 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 8.3 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 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 11.6 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 17.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Oklahoma City averages 110.3 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 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 56.8 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.8 per game. The Thunder allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Sacramento averages 106.8 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% 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 53.3 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 28th with 16.2 per game. The Kings allow 109 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 23rd and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Kings force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Thunder average 111.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 116.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3 per contest. The Thunder have an offensive rating of 113.3 and a defensive rating of 105.9. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Kings score 107.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 106.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.8 points per game. The Kings rating on offense is 106.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 99.9 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 14.2 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%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 35-42-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 38-41-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 36-41-2 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 39-38-2 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Sacramento Kings Injuries
04/08/16 G Marco Belinelli Foot doubtful Saturday vs. Oklahoma City
04/06/16 F Omri Casspi Hamstring out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento
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