Wednesday, October 26, 2016
US Airways Center
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The Sacramento Kings travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Phoenix as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 215.
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The Kings had an overall record of 33-49 and a road record of 15-26 last season. They were 3rd in the Pacific Division. They had a point differential of -2.5 as they averaged 106.6 points per game while giving up 109.1 per contest. Sacramento was 8-8 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 19-33. They were 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Suns had an overall record of 23-59 and a home record of 14-27 last year. They were 4th in the Pacific Division. They averaged 100.9 points per game and surrendered 107.5, good for a point differential of -6.7. Phoenix had a division record of 6-10 and a conference record of 17-35. In their last 10 games they were 3-7.
DeMarcus Cousins averaged 26.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night last season for the Kings. He pulled down 11.5 rebounds per game and dished out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 45% while his free throw percentage finished at 72%. Rudy Gay averaged 17.2 points per game in 34 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.7 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage was 46% for the year while his free throw percentage was 78%.
Eric Bledsoe averaged 20.4 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest last year for the Suns. He grabbed 4 rebounds per game and had 6.1 assists per contest for the year. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage finished at 80%. Brandon Knight averaged 19.6 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averaged 3.9 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage was 85%.
Sacramento averaged 106.6 points per contest last season which ranked them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -2.5 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a team which had them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 9th in the league. They averaged 53.4 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game which ranked them 9th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 28th with 16.2 per game. The Kings allowed 109.1 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 30th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 52.6 rebounds a game which ranked 19th and they gave up 24.2 assists per contest which put them in 26th place in the league. They forced 16 turnovers per game which ranked them 5th in the league.
Phoenix averaged 100.9 points per game last year which ranked them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin was -6.7 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team which had them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 16th in the NBA. They averaged 53.2 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranked them 10th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Suns ranked 30th with 17.2 per game. The Suns allowed 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 28th in the league. They also allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 52.2 rebounds a game which ranked 15th and they gave up 22.4 assists per contest which put them in 17th place in the league. The Suns forced 14.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 12th in the NBA.
The Kings averaged 105.4 points per game on the road last season and they scored 100 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was -9.7 per contest. The Kings had an offensive rating of 106 and a defensive rating of 108.4 last season. In terms of pace they averaged 100 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 51%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Sacramento turned the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they forced 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%.
The Suns scored 103.1 ppg at home and they averaged 112 points per contest in their last 3 games. They had an average scoring differential of 8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of -2.7 points per game. The Suns rating on offense was 102.2 and they had a defensive rating of 109. They got 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempted 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turned the ball over on 15.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 52%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings were 38-42-2 against the spread last year
The Sacramento Kings were 40-40-2 against the over/under last year
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns were 36-46-0 against the spread last year
The Phoenix Suns were 40-42-0 against the over/under last year
Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/24/16 F Matt Barnes Ribs probable Wednesday vs. Phoenix
10/22/16 F Arron Afflalo Gluteus probable Wednesday vs. Phoenix
10/22/16 PG Darren Collison Suspension expected to miss 8 games
Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/22/16 F P.J. Tucker Back "?" Wednesday vs. Sacramento
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento
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