Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 219.5.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 23-31 and a road record of 9-18. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.9 as they are averaging 107.2 points per game while giving up 109.1 per contest. Sacramento is 5-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 11-20. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Nuggets have an overall record of 22-34 and a home record of 11-16. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.7 points per game and surrendering 104, good for a point differential of -3.3. Denver has a division record of 4-9 and a conference record of 11-24. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 27 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 11.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Rudy Gay averages 18 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 19.8 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Will Barton averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Sacramento averages 107.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 54.5 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.6 per game. The Kings allow 109.1 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 21st and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Denver averages 100.7 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 18th with 14.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Nuggets force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Kings average 107.2 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 -4.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.3 per contest. The Kings have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 108. 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 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Nuggets score 102.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 104.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -3.5 points per game. The Nuggets rating on offense is 104.7 and they have a defensive rating of 108.1. They get 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 24-29-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 28-24-2 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 30-24-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 31-23-2 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
02/22/16 C DeMarcus Cousins Tailbone injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Denver
02/22/16 G Marco Belinelli Teeth "?" Tuesday vs. Denver
02/22/16 F Omri Casspi Teeth "?" Tuesday vs. Denver
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
02/04/16 PG Jameer Nelson Wrist out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento
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