Saturday, March 5, 2016
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The Sacramento Kings travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 12 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 214.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 25-35 and a road record of 11-19. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 107 points per game while giving up 109.4 per contest. Sacramento is 5-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 13-24. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Spurs have an overall record of 52-9 and a home record of 29-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per game and surrendering 92.2, good for a point differential of 12.5. San Antonio has a division record of 10-2 and a conference record of 31-5. In their last 10 games they are 9-1.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 27 points per game while playing 34.5 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 17.8 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%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 20.8 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Sacramento averages 107 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 54.5 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 16.5 per game. The Kings allow 109.4 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 14th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
San Antonio averages 104.7 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 25 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 7th with 13.3 per game. The Spurs allow 92.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 47.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Kings average 107.1 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 -3.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6 per contest. The Kings have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 108.4. 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 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Spurs score 106.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 98.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 11.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.1 points per game. The Spurs rating on offense is 110.9 and they have a defensive rating of 97.6. They get 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 54%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 26-33-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 31-27-2 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 37-23-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 27-33-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/16/15 F Eric Moreland Foot out indefinitely
03/04/16 G Seth Curry Foot "?" Saturday vs. San Antonio
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
03/04/16 G Manu Ginobili Groin expected to miss Saturday vs. Sacramento
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento
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