Friday, February 5, 2016
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, February 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.5.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 21-28 and a road record of 8-15. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.5 as they are averaging 106.6 points per game while giving up 108.1 per contest. Sacramento is 5-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 10-20. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Nets have an overall record of 12-38 and a home record of 8-20. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 95.6 points per game and surrendering 103.2, good for a point differential of -7.6. Brooklyn has a division record of 4-5 and a conference record of 8-23. In their last 10 games they are 1-9.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 27.1 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 11.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Rudy Gay averages 18.2 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Brook Lopez averages 20.2 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Thaddeus Young averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Sacramento averages 106.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 55.2 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.7 per game. The Kings allow 108.1 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 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 95.6 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 18th with 14.8 per game. The Nets allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Nets force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Kings average 106.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 110 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.7 per contest. The Kings have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 107.2. In terms of pace they average 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% 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 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Nets score 95.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 101 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -6.8 points per game. The Nets rating on offense is 100.7 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 20% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 23-25-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 23-24-2 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 24-25-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 23-26-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
02/04/16 C DeMarcus Cousins Knee probable Friday vs. Brooklyn
01/26/16 F Duje Dukan Tibia out indefinitely
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss 8-10 weeks
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento
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