Friday, January 27, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Sacramento Kings head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Friday, January 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 18-27. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 22-22. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.4 points per game and surrendering 106.8, good for a point differential of -1.4.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this game averaging 28 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Kings. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per contest and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Darren Collison averages 12.6 points per game in 29.4 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%.
Paul George averages 22.2 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 93%. Jeff Teague averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Sacramento averages 102.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 22.1 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 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Indiana averages 105.4 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 49 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 18th with 14.2 per game. The Pacers allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Pacers force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 107.8 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 13.2 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 Pacers rating on offense is 106.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 97.7 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 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 23-22-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 20-25-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 18-26-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 25-19-0 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
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/29/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Hamstring out indefinitely
01/26/17 PG Aaron Brooks Knee is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Minnesota
01/26/17 G Monta Ellis Ankle is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Minnesota
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -4.5
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