Monday, March 28, 2016
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, March 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 214.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 28-44 and a road record of 13-24. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 106.5 points per game while giving up 109 per contest. Sacramento is 7-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 15-29. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 38-36 and a home record of 23-12. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 104, good for a point differential of 0.5. Portland has a division record of 9-4 and a conference record of 25-21. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 27.1 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 11.6 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 73%. Rudy Gay averages 17.2 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Damian Lillard averages 25.5 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Sacramento averages 106.5 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 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.3 per game. The Kings allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Portland averages 104.5 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 17th with 14.5 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Kings average 106.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2 per contest. The Kings have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 108.2. 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 14.3 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 Trail Blazers score 107.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.3 points per game. The Trail Blazers rating on offense is 108.3 and they have a defensive rating of 107.8. They get 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 31-39-2 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 35-35-2 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 41-33-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 41-32-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/26/16 G Ben McLemore Finger "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
03/26/16 G Marco Belinelli Foot injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
03/27/16 PG Damian Lillard Ribs injured last game, probable Monday vs. Sacramento
03/25/16 C Meyers Leonard Shoulder out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento
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