Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/12/2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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The Sacramento Kings head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, October 12, 2017.
The Kings come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 32-50. They were 3rd in the Pacific Division. They had a point differential of -3.9 as they averaged 102.8 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. The Clippers had an overall record of 51-31 last season. They were 2nd in the Pacific Division. They averaged 108.7 points per game and surrendered 104.4, good for a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings were 42-39-1 against the spread last season
The Sacramento Kings were 35-47-0 against the over/under last year
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers were 40-41-1 against the spread last season
The Los Angeles Clippers were 43-37-2 against the over/under last year
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/9/2017 Bogdan Bogdanovic G Rest Game Time Decision
10/9/2017 Vince Carter G Rest Game Time Decision
10/9/2017 De'Aaron Fox G Back Game Time Decision
10/9/2017 George Hill G Rest Game Time Decision
10/9/2017 Kosta Koufos C Rest Game Time Decision
10/9/2017 Zach Randolph F Rest Game Time Decision
10/9/2017 Garrett Temple G Rest Game Time Decision
10/6/2017 Harry Giles F Knee Expected to be out until at least Jan 2
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
10/10/2017 Patrick Beverley G Knee Game Time Decision
10/10/2017 Sindarius Thornwell G Shoulder Game Time Decision
10/8/2017 Danilo Gallinari F Foot Game Time Decision
10/6/2017 Austin Rivers G Hip Expected to be out until at least Oct 12
Buddy Hield comes into this game after averaging 10.6 points per contest while playing 23 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributed 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage was 43% while his free throw percentage was 84%. Zach Randolph averaged 14.1 points per contest in 24.5 minutes per game last year. He averaged 1.7 assists per game and 8.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 45% for the season while his free throw percentage was 73%.
Blake Griffin scored 21.6 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 8.1 rebounds per contest and had 4.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage finished at 76%. DeAndre Jordan averaged 12.7 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 31.7 minutes per game. He also brought in 13.8 rebounds per game and had 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 71% and his free throw percentage was 48%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averaged 102.8 points per contest last year, which was 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -3.88 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a unit, which had them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shot 38%, which was good for 5th in the NBA. They averaged 41.1 boards per contest and 22.5 assists per game, which ranked them 28th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 10th with 14.6 per game. The Kings allowed 106.7 points per contest, which was 19th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 42.9 rebounds a game which ranked 10th, and they allowed 23.7 assists per game which put them in 24th place in the league. They forced 14 turnovers per game which ranked them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles was 6th in the NBA with 108.7 points per contest last season. They were 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin was 4.29. They shot 38% from beyond the arc, which was good for 6th in the league. They were 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 43 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 22.5. The Clippers were 24th in turnovers per contest with 13. The Clippers gave up 104.4 points per game, which ranked them 12th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 17th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 43.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers were 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest last year.
Sacramento was 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 53%, which was 5th in the NBA. The Kings were 21st in the league in defensive rating with 111.3, and their offensive rating of 107.3 was ranked 6th. They were 23rd in the NBA in pace with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% was 14th. As a unit they were 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
The Clippers were 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 108.2 was ranked 19th last season. In terms of pace they were 16th in the league with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% was 4th. As a team they were 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Los Angeles was 25th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento
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