Sacramento Kings at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/6/2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, December 6, 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 7-16. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -10.0 as they are averaging 95.7 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 17-7. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 111.5 points per contest and giving up 108.1, which is a point differential of 3.4.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 9-11-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 13-10-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 9-14-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 13-10-1 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/04/17 C Willie Cauley-Stein Back is "?" Wednesday vs Cleveland
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/30/17 G Iman Shumpert Knee is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is out indefinitely
11/02/17 C Tristan Thompson Calf is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Buddy Hield comes into this contest averaging 11.8 points per game while playing 22.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. De'Aaron Fox averages 10.3 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Lebron James averages 28 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 8.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Kevin Love averages 19.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 95.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.7 per game. The Kings allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 24.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 3rd in the league with 111.5 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.38. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Cavaliers are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Cavaliers surrender 108.1 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 24.9 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Kings are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 100.8, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. Sacramento is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league.
Cleveland is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 8th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 4th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland -13
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