Philadelphia 76ers at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 11/9/2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Golden 1 Center
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, November 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 7.5 point favorites.
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The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 6-4. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 107.3 points per contest while giving up 107.4 per game. The Kings have an overall mark of 2-8. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 93.8 points per contest and giving up 103.8, which is a point differential of -10.0.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 8-2-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 6-4-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 3-6-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 4-6-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/07/17 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist is OUT Thursday vs. Sacramento
10/25/17 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
Ben Simmons comes into this game averaging 17.8 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 60%. Joel Embiid averages 20.5 points per contest in 27.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.6 assists per game and 10.1 rebounds per contest for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
De'Aaron Fox has scored 12.4 points per contest while playing 26.7 minutes per game this season for the Kings. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 5.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Buddy Hield averages 12.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 24 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.6 rebounds per game and 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 107.3 points per contest this year, which is 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 47.7 boards per contest and 26.2 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 18.5 per game. The 76ers allow 107.4 points per contest which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 19.7 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 30th in the NBA with 93.8 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -10. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.3 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 19.5. The Kings are 14th in turnovers per contest with 16. The Kings give up 103.8 points per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.5, and their defensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 28th in the league.
Sacramento is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Kings are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 98.1 is ranked 10th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 28th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento +7.5
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