Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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The Sacramento Kings travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 10-17. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 104.0 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 18-10. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.2 points per game and surrendering 94.6, good for a point differential of 5.6.
Rudy Gay comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. DeMarcus Cousins averages 28.3 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 10.7 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Gordon Hayward averages 22.4 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Rodney Hood averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Sacramento averages 101.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 51.1 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.3 per game. The Kings allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Utah averages 100.2 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 8th with 13.1 per game. The Jazz allow 94.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 17.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 105.5 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Jazz rating on offense is 110.1 and they have a defensive rating of 104. They get 91 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 14-13-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 11-16-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 15-12-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 16-12-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/20/16 F Omri Casspi Illness is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Portland
12/20/16 F Rudy Gay Hip is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Portland
12/19/16 C DeMarcus Cousins Possible Suspension "?" Tuesday vs. Portland
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/17/16 PG George Hill Toe out indefinitely
10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Utah
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