Sacramento Kings at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 11/1/2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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The Sacramento Kings head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston as 11 point favorites.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 1-5. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.0 as they are averaging 96.0 points per game while giving up 105.0 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 5-2. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per contest and giving up 94.9, which is a point differential of 6.7.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 2-4-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 6-1-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 2-5-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/30/17 F Zach Randolph Foot is "?" Tuesday vs. Indiana
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
10/15/17 F Marcus Morris Knee is out indefinitely
De'Aaron Fox comes into this game averaging 12.7 points per contest while playing 26.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 92%. Buddy Hield averages 11.3 points per contest in 24.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 37% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Al Horford has scored 15 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per game this season for the Celtics. He hauls in 9.4 rebounds per contest and has 4.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Kyrie Irving averages 21.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and 5.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 96 points per contest this year, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 42 boards per contest and 18.5 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 14.8 per game. The Kings allow 105 points per contest which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 22.2 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 23rd in the NBA with 101.6 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.71. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.4 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 21.3. The Celtics are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14.7. The Celtics give up 94.9 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 20.1 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 43.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per contest this year.
The Kings are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 100.4, and their defensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Sacramento is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 5th in the league.
Boston is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 25th in the league. The Celtics are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.8, and their defensive rating of 97.8 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 21st. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento +11
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