Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 217.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 25-40 and a road record of 11-21. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 106.7 points per game while giving up 109.5 per contest. Sacramento is 5-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 13-27. They are 1-9 in their last 10 games. The Lakers have an overall record of 14-53 and a home record of 9-23. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 97.9 points per game and surrendering 106.8, good for a point differential of -9. Los Angeles has a division record of 2-9 and a conference record of 6-34. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 27.4 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 11.5 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 6.6 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Kobe Bryant averages 16.8 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Sacramento averages 106.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 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 53.9 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 16.5 per game. The Kings allow 109.5 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 23rd and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 14th 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.
Los Angeles averages 97.9 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 11th with 13.6 per game. The Lakers allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Lakers force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Kings average 106.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -8.3 per contest. The Kings have an offensive rating of 105.8 and a defensive rating of 108.5. 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 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Lakers score 96.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 100.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -6.7 points per game. The Lakers rating on offense is 102.4 and they have a defensive rating of 111.8. They get 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 27-37-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 33-30-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 31-35-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 30-37-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
03/12/16 G Ben McLemore Finger out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/05/16 F Anthony Brown Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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