Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 12/29/2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
Golden 1 Center
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Friday, December 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Sacramento as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 13-23. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.8 as they are averaging 105.6 points per game while giving up 112.4 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 12-22. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 96.9 points per game and surrendering 105.3, good for a point differential of -8.4.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 18-17-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 18-18-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 15-16-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 17-17-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/22/17 PG De'Aaron Fox Quad is out indefinitely
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
T.J. Warren averages 19 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Mike James comes into this contest averaging 10.4 points per game while playing 20.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%.
Zach Randolph averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Willie Cauley-Stein averages 11.2 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 112.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league. Phoenix averages 105.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.81 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 105.3 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24 assists allowed per contest, and 23rd with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season. Sacramento is 30th in the league with 96.9 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.41. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 39.9 boards per game and 25th in assists per contest with 20.7. The Kings are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Suns are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.5, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 29th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Phoenix is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
Sacramento is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league. The Kings are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.4, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento -2.5
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