Sunday, February 7, 2016
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The Sacramento Kings travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Sunday, February 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 21-29 and a road record of 8-16. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 106.8 points per game while giving up 108.5 per contest. Sacramento is 5-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 10-20. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Celtics have an overall record of 30-22 and a home record of 15-10. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.6 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of 4.2. Boston has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 23-15. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 27 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 11.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Rudy Gay averages 17.9 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 21.4 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Avery Bradley averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Sacramento averages 106.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 54.9 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.5 per game. The Kings allow 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Boston averages 104.6 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 11th with 14.2 per game. The Celtics allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.1 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Celtics force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Kings average 106.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 110.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.3 per contest. The Kings have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Celtics score 104 ppg at home and they have averaged 101 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.3 points per game. The Celtics rating on offense is 105.6 and they have a defensive rating of 101.4. They get 98.4 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 30% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 23-26-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 24-24-2 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 29-22-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 24-27-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
02/06/16 F Rudy Gay Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Boston
02/06/16 C Willie Cauley-Stein Calf injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Boston
Boston Celtics Injuries
02/06/16 F Jae Crowder Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Sacramento
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento
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