Monday, April 11, 2016
US Airways Center
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The Sacramento Kings travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Monday, April 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Phoenix as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 220.5.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 32-48 and a road record of 14-25. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 106.9 points per game while giving up 109.1 per contest. Sacramento is 7-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 18-32. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Suns have an overall record of 22-58 and a home record of 13-26. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 100.7 points per game and surrendering 107.6, good for a point differential of -6.9. Phoenix has a division record of 5-9 and a conference record of 16-34. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 26.9 points per game while playing 34.6 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 17.2 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Devin Booker averages 13.7 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Mirza Teletovic averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Sacramento averages 106.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.1 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 23rd and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Phoenix averages 100.7 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 30th with 17.2 per game. The Suns allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Suns force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Kings average 106 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.7 per contest. The Kings have an offensive rating of 106.4 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 99.8 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 14.2 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 Suns score 102.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 111.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -3 points per game. The Suns rating on offense is 102.3 and they have a defensive rating of 109.3. They get 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 15.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 37-41-2 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 40-38-2 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 35-45-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 39-41-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
04/10/16 C DeMarcus Cousins Rest expected to miss
04/09/16 G Marco Belinelli Foot "?"
04/09/16 PG Rajon Rondo Rest "?"
04/06/16 F Omri Casspi Hamstring out indefinitely
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
04/09/16 G Archie Goodwin Ankle injured last game, "?"
04/04/16 PG Brandon Knight Hernia out for season
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento
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