Friday, March 31, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, March 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 29-46. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.0 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 106.3 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 32-43. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per game and surrendering 105.8, good for a point differential of -1.9.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 38-36-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 31-44-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 36-37-2 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 34-41-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/30/17 G Arron Afflalo Personal "?" Friday vs. New Orleans
03/13/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
02/16/17 G Malachi Richardson Hamstring out for season
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
03/17/17 C Omer Asik Illness out indefinitely
Buddy Hield comes into this contest averaging 9.9 points per game while playing 22.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Darren Collison averages 13.4 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 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%.
Demarcus Cousins averages 26.8 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Anthony Davis averages 27.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 12 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.01 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.6 per game. The Kings allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 103.9 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.91 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 25th with 13 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.1 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 107 and a defensive rating of 111.2. In terms of pace they average 94.6 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 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 104.9 and they have a defensive rating of 106.8. They get 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 11.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans -9.5
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