Thursday, October 27, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, October 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.
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The Spurs had an overall record of 67-15 and a road record of 27-14 last season. They were 1st in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of 10.6 as they averaged 103.5 points per game while giving up 92.9 per contest. San Antonio was 14-2 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 43-9. They were 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Kings had an overall record of 33-49 and a home record of 18-23 last year. They were 3rd in the Pacific Division. They averaged 106.6 points per game and surrendered 109.1, good for a point differential of -2.5. Sacramento had a division record of 8-8 and a conference record of 19-33. In their last 10 games they were 5-5.
Kawhi Leonard averaged 21.2 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night last season for the Spurs. He pulled down 6.8 rebounds per game and dished out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 51% while his free throw percentage finished at 87%. Lamarcus Aldridge averaged 18 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.5 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage was 51% for the year while his free throw percentage was 86%.
DeMarcus Cousins averaged 26.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest last year for the Kings. He grabbed 11.5 rebounds per game and had 3.3 assists per contest for the year. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage finished at 72%. Rudy Gay averaged 17.2 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averaged 6.5 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage was 78%.
San Antonio averaged 103.4 points per contest last season which ranked them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 10.5 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a team which had them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shot 38% which was good for 2nd in the league. They averaged 50 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game which ranked them 24th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 4th with 12.9 per game. The Spurs allowed 92.9 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 1st in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 47.9 rebounds a game which ranked 1st and they gave up 20.5 assists per contest which put them in 4th place in the league. They forced 14.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 14th in the league.
Sacramento averaged 106.6 points per game last year which ranked them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin was -2.5 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a team which had them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 9th in the NBA. They averaged 53.4 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per contest which ranked them 9th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Kings ranked 28th with 16.2 per game. The Kings allowed 109.1 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 30th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 52.6 rebounds a game which ranked 19th and they gave up 24.2 assists per contest which put them in 26th place in the league. The Kings forced 16 turnovers per game which ranked them 5th in the NBA.
The Spurs averaged 101.9 points per game on the road last season and they scored 95.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of 6.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was -10.7 per contest. The Spurs had an offensive rating of 110.3 and a defensive rating of 99 last season. In terms of pace they averaged 93.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 53%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. San Antonio turned the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they forced 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 48%.
The Kings scored 107.8 ppg at home and they averaged 100 points per contest in their last 3 games. They had an average scoring differential of -9.7 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of -0.7 points per game. The Kings rating on offense was 106 and they had a defensive rating of 108.4. They got 100 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempted 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turned the ball over on 14.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 52%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs were 43-38-1 against the spread last year
The San Antonio Spurs were 35-46-1 against the over/under last year
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings were 38-42-2 against the spread last year
The Sacramento Kings were 40-40-2 against the over/under last year
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/21/16 G Danny Green Quad expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/24/16 F Matt Barnes Ribs probable Wednesday vs. Phoenix
10/22/16 F Arron Afflalo Gluteus probable Wednesday vs. Phoenix
10/22/16 PG Darren Collison Suspension expected to miss 8 games
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio
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