Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 14-17. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.8 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 104.1 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 13-20. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.2 points per game and surrendering 112.2, good for a point differential of -4.0.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 29.1 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 10.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Rudy Gay averages 18.5 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Damian Lillard averages 27 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. C.J. McCollum averages 22.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Sacramento averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.1 per game. The Kings allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Portland averages 108.2 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th 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 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 15th with 13.7 per game. The Blazers allow 112.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Blazers force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 106.9 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 109.8 and they have a defensive rating of 113.9. They get 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 17-14-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 13-18-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 12-21-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 20-13-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/27/16 G Arron Afflalo Elbow "?" Wednesday vs. Portland
Portland Blazers Injuries
12/27/16 PG Damian Lillard Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Sacramento
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Portland
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