Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/8/2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, October 8, 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 Lakers had an overall record of 26-56 last season. They were 4th in the Pacific Division. They averaged 104.6 points per game and surrendered 111.5, good for a point differential of -6.9.
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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 Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers were 37-43-2 against the spread last season
The Los Angeles Lakers were 44-37-1 against the over/under last year
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/2/2017 Harry Giles F Knee Questionable for start of season
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/4/2017 Lonzo Ball G Ankle Questionable for start of season
10/4/2017 Brandon Ingram F Head Questionable for start of season
10/3/2017 Brook Lopez C Back Questionable for start of season
7/12/2017 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope G Suspension Expected to be out until at least Nov 2
Buddy Hield comes into this contest after averaging 10.6 points per game while playing 23 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 3.3 rebounds per game and dished out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 43% while his free throw percentage finished at 84%. Zach Randolph averaged 14.1 points per game in 24.5 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.7 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 45% for the year while his free throw percentage was 73%.
Julius Randle averaged 13.2 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 8.6 rebounds per game and had 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage was at 72%. Jordan Clarkson averaged 14.7 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averaged 3 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averaged 102.8 points per contest last season, which ranked them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -3.88 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a team, which had them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shot 38% which was good for 5th in the league. They averaged 41.1 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranked them 28th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 10th with 14.6 per game. The Kings allowed 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 19th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 42.9 rebounds a game which ranked 10th and they gave up 23.7 assists per contest, which put them in 24th place in the league. They forced 14 turnovers per game which ranked them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles was 17th in the league with 104.6 points per game last year. They were 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was -6.88. They shot 35% from 3-point range, which was good for 22nd in the NBA. They were 17th in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 20.9. The Lakers were 5th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Lakers surrendered 111.5 points per contest, which ranked them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 30th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 44.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers were 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game last season.
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 Lakers were 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 113 was ranked 1st last season. In terms of pace they were 5th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% was 22nd. As a team they were 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Los Angeles was 5th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 54%, which was 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento
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