Friday, December 2, 2016
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The Sacramento Kings travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, December 2, 2016. The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 7-11. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 103.2 points per game while giving up 105.2 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 10-8. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per game and surrendering 104.4, good for a point differential of 0.6.
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Rudy Gay comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. DeMarcus Cousins averages 28.7 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 26.1 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Al Horford averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Sacramento averages 103.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.6 per game. The Kings allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Boston averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 3rd with 12.3 per game. The Celtics allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Celtics force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 107.1 and a defensive rating of 109.2. In terms of pace they average 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 109.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 9-9-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 6-12-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -7
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