Thursday, January 28, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 20-25 and a road record of 8-13. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 106.4 points per game while giving up 107.8 per contest. Sacramento is 5-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 10-18. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Pelicans have an overall record of 16-28 and a home record of 11-10. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of -2.6. New Orleans has a division record of 4-6 and a conference record of 11-18. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 27.3 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 11.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Rajon Rondo averages 11.7 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.8 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Anthony Davis averages 22.9 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Ryan Anderson averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Sacramento averages 106.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 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 55.2 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.7 per game. The Kings allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.5 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 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 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 5th with 13.5 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Kings average 105.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 111 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The Kings have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 107. In terms of pace they average 99.5 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 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pelicans score 107 ppg at home and they have averaged 114 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 10.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.3 points per game. The Pelicans rating on offense is 106 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 96 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 22-23-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 20-23-2 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 19-25-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 20-23-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
01/27/16 F Rudy Gay Eye "?" Thursday vs. New Orleans
01/26/16 F Duje Dukan Tibia out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
01/27/16 F Anthony Davis Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Sacramento
01/19/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out 4-6 weeks
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento
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