Monday, March 6, 2017
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The Sacramento Kings head to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets on Monday, March 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has Denver as 10 point favorites.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 25-36. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 28-34. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.6 points per game and surrendering 111.4, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Buddy Hield comes into this game averaging 8.9 points per contest while playing 20.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Kings. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Darren Collison averages 13.5 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Nikola Jokic averages 15.9 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Wilson Chandler averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
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Sacramento averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.89 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.7 per game. The Kings allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Denver averages 110.6 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.79 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 46.5 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 5th with 15.3 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Nuggets force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 107.4 and a defensive rating of 110.5. 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 31% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 112.5 and they have a defensive rating of 113.3. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 31-30-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 25-36-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 32-29-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 40-21-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/05/17 G Garrett Temple Hamstring is upgraded to "?" Sunday vs. Utah
02/16/17 G Malachi Richardson Hamstring out indefinitely
01/19/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
Denver Nuggets Injuries
03/04/17 G Mo Williams Knee out for season
02/28/17 F Kenneth Faried Back expected to miss 7-10 days
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento +10
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