Friday, March 25, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Friday, March 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 20-51 and a road record of 7-28. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.1 as they are averaging 100.5 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. Phoenix is 5-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 14-31. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Kings have an overall record of 27-44 and a home record of 14-20. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.4 points per game and surrendering 109.2, good for a point differential of -2.8. Sacramento has a division record of 6-8 and a conference record of 14-29. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
Brandon Knight comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Devin Booker averages 12.7 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 27.1 points per game while playing 34.8 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 73%. Rudy Gay averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Phoenix averages 100.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.7 per game. The Suns allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Sacramento averages 106.4 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 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 53.5 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 16.4 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 24th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Kings force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Suns average 97.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.7 per contest. The Suns have an offensive rating of 102.3 and a defensive rating of 109.5. In terms of pace they average 98.1 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 30% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Kings score 106.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 98 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -1.9 points per game. The Kings rating on offense is 105.7 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 14.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 29-42-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 36-35-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 30-39-2 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 35-34-2 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
03/24/16 C Tyson Chandler Back "?" Friday vs. Sacramento
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/24/16 C DeMarcus Cousins Knee "?" Friday vs. Phoenix
03/24/16 PG Rajon Rondo Knee probable Friday vs. Phoenix
03/12/16 G Ben McLemore Finger out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix
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