Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
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The Portland Blazers travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 13-16. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 109.4 points per game while giving up 113.0 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 10-17. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 104.0, good for a point differential of -2.5.
C.J. McCollum comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Damian Lillard averages 27.4 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Rudy Gay averages 18.6 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. DeMarcus Cousins averages 28.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.7 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Portland averages 109.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Blazers allow 113 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Sacramento averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 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 21st in the NBA. They average 51.1 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 17th with 14.3 per game. The Kings allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.8 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 Blazers have an offensive rating of 110.1 and a defensive rating of 113.7. In terms of pace they average 98.3 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 34% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Kings rating on offense is 105.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 13.1 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%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 11-18-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 19-10-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 14-13-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 11-16-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
12/19/16 F Al-Farouq Aminu Back "?" Tuesday vs. Sacramento
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/19/16 C DeMarcus Cousins Possible Suspension "?" Tuesday vs. Portland
12/19/16 F Omri Casspi Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Portland
12/19/16 F Rudy Gay Hip "?" Tuesday vs. Portland
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento
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