Sunday, January 15, 2017
Sleep Train Arena
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, January 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 1.5 point favorites. The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 24-17. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 106.3 points per game while giving up 104.5 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 16-23. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of -2.7.
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Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 30.8 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Steven Adams averages 12.2 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Darren Collison averages 12.5 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. DeMarcus Cousins averages 28 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Oklahoma City averages 106.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 55.3 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 14.9 per game. The Thunder allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Sacramento averages 102.4 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 18th with 14.1 per game. The Kings allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Kings force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 108.1 and a defensive rating of 106.3. In terms of pace they average 97.3 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 30% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Kings rating on offense is 107.5 and they have a defensive rating of 110.4. 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 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 22-18-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 15-24-2 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 20-19-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 17-22-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Sacramento Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -1.5
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