Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The Sacramento Kings travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 5.5 point favorites.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 16-25. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 21-22. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.4 points per game and surrendering 101.4, good for a point differential of 0.0.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 28 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 10.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Darren Collison averages 12.8 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 1.9 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Jimmy Butler averages 24.8 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwyane Wade averages 18.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Sacramento averages 102.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.4 per game. The Kings allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Chicago averages 101.4 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 55.5 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 12th with 13.4 per game. The Bulls allow 101.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Bulls force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 107.7 and a defensive rating of 110.7. In terms of pace they average 94.6 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. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 107.1 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. They get 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 23% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 20-21-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 18-23-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 21-22-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 15-28-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
01/19/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
01/19/17 PG Ty Lawson Ankle "?" Friday vs. Memphis
01/17/17 F Omri Casspi Calf out 1-2 weeks
Chicago Bulls Injuries
01/18/17 F Taj Gibson Ankle probable Friday vs Atlanta
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago -5.5
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