Monday, March 7, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, March 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 219.5.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 25-36 and a road record of 11-20. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 106.8 points per game while giving up 109.3 per contest. Sacramento is 5-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 13-25. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Pelicans have an overall record of 23-38 and a home record of 16-15. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 105.4, good for a point differential of -3.1. New Orleans has a division record of 4-10 and a conference record of 15-26. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 27.1 points per game while playing 34.6 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 71%. Rudy Gay averages 17.6 points per game in 33.9 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%.
Anthony Davis averages 23.9 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Ryan Anderson averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Sacramento averages 106.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 54.3 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.6 per game. The Kings allow 109.3 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 22nd and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 5th with 13.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Kings average 106.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.3 per contest. The Kings have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 108.3. In terms of pace they average 100 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 Pelicans score 106.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 91.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.4 points per game. The Pelicans rating on offense is 105.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 96.6 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 28% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 27-33-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 31-28-2 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 26-35-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 30-29-2 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
03/06/16 C Kosta Koufos Illness "?" Monday vs. New Orleans
03/06/16 G Seth Curry Foot "?" Monday vs. New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/05/16 G Eric Gordon Finger injured last game, out indefinitely
03/03/16 C Alexis Ajinca Sternum out indefinitely
02/25/16 G Bryce Dejean-Jones Wrist out for season
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento
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