Sunday, February 12, 2017
Sleep Train Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Sleep Train Arena to take on the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, February 12, 2017. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 5 point favorites.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 21-33. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.3 as they are averaging 103.5 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 22-32. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.4 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of -2.6.
Jrue Holiday comes into this game averaging 16.2 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per night so far this year for the Pelicans. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 7.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Anthony Davis averages 27.9 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 12.1 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
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Darren Collison averages 13.5 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. DeMarcus Cousins averages 27.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.7 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
New Orleans averages 103.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.31 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 12.9 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Sacramento averages 103.4 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.57 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 12th with 14.4 per game. The Kings allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Kings force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 104.3 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Kings rating on offense is 108.2 and they have a defensive rating of 110.9. They get 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 25-28-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 27-27-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 28-26-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 25-29-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
02/11/17 C Alexis Ajinca Personal "?" Sunday vs. Sacramento
02/11/17 G E'Twaun Moore Personal "?" Sunday vs. Sacramento
02/11/17 F Terrence Jones Thumb "?" Sunday vs. Sacramento
02/11/17 G Tyreke Evans Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Sacramento
Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/11/17 PG Ty Lawson Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
02/01/17 G Garrett Temple Hamstring expected to miss 2-3 weeks
01/19/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
01/17/17 F Omri Casspi Calf expected to miss 1-2 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento -5
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