Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 13 point favorites.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 17-27. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.0 as they are averaging 102.5 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 30-13. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 109.6 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of 4.7.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 28 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 10.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Darren Collison averages 12.4 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Lebron James averages 25.6 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 8.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Kyrie Irving averages 24.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Sacramento averages 102.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.2 per game. The Kings allow 105.4 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 23rd and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.4 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 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Cleveland averages 109.6 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 15th with 13.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 107.6 and a defensive rating of 110.7. In terms of pace they average 94.5 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 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 112.8 and they have a defensive rating of 107.9. They get 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 22-22-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 19-25-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 18-23-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 23-20-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
01/19/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
01/17/17 F Omri Casspi Calf out 1-2 weeks
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/21/16 G J.R. Smith Thumb out indefinitely
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland -13
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