Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 14-19. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 14-19. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.8 points per game and surrendering 109.7, good for a point differential of -1.8.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 29 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 10.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Darren Collison averages 11.9 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Wilson Chandler averages 16.2 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Danilo Gallinari averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Sacramento averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 13.9 per game. The Kings allow 104.3 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 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Denver averages 107.8 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 57.7 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 25th with 15.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 109.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Nuggets force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 106.9 and a defensive rating of 109.5. In terms of pace they average 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 109.2 and they have a defensive rating of 111. They get 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.8 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 52%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 17-16-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 14-19-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 17-16-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 22-10-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
01/02/17 G Arron Afflalo Elbow "?" Tuesday vs. Denver
01/02/17 F Rudy Gay Hip doubtful Tuesday vs. Denver
01/02/17 PG Ty Lawson Facial injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Denver
Denver Nuggets Injuries
01/02/17 F Darrell Arthur Knee "?" Monday vs. Golden State
01/02/17 PG Jameer Nelson Ribs "?" Monday vs. Golden State
Tony's Pick: Take Denver
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