Monday, March 21, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Sacramento Kings travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Monday, March 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 220.5.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 26-42 and a road record of 12-22. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 106.8 points per game while giving up 109.6 per contest. Sacramento is 6-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 14-28. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Bulls have an overall record of 35-33 and a home record of 23-12. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of -1.2. Chicago has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 21-21. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 27.3 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 11.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Rudy Gay averages 17.3 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jimmy Butler averages 21.9 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Derrick Rose averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Sacramento averages 106.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.4 per game. The Kings allow 109.6 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 25th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Chicago averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 55.9 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 14th with 14.2 per game. The Bulls allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Bulls force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Kings average 106.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.3 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 -4.7 per contest. The Kings have an offensive rating of 105.8 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 100.1 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 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Bulls score 101.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 102 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.7 points per game. The Bulls rating on offense is 104.2 and they have a defensive rating of 105.5. They get 96.2 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 24% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 28-38-2 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 35-31-2 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 29-39-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 35-31-2 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/20/16 F Omri Casspi Ankle probable Sunday vs. New York
03/20/16 PG Rajon Rondo Toe probable Sunday vs. New York
03/20/16 C Willie Cauley-Stein Illness expected to miss Sunday vs. New York
03/12/16 G Ben McLemore Finger out indefinitely
Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/20/16 F Pau Gasol Knee doubtful Monday vs. Sacramento
03/19/16 G E'Twaun Moore Hamstring out indefinitely
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert Expert NBA Picks