Sacramento Kings at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/19/2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 10.5 point favorites.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 9-20. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.5 as they are averaging 96.1 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 14-14. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.9 points per game and surrendering 109.3, good for a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 12-14-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 15-14-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 16-12-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 15-13-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/17/17 PG De'Aaron Fox Quad is "?" Tuesday vs Philadelphia
12/17/17 F Zach Randolph Rest is "?" Tuesday vs Philadelphia
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/17/17 PF Trevor Booker Ankle left last game, is downgraded to OUT Monday vs Chicago and Tuesday vs Sacramento
12/17/17 C Joel Embiid Rest is OUT Monday vs Chicago
10/25/17 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Zach Randolph comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 25.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. De'Aaron Fox averages 9.7 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Joel Embiid averages 24.1 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 11 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Ben Simmons averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 7.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 96.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.48 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 15 per game. The Kings allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 6th in the league with 108.9 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.39. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 48.8 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.4. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.9. The 76ers surrender 109.3 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 21.9 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 43.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season.
The Kings are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 101.2 is ranked 3rd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. Sacramento is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA. The 76ers are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 106.9, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 17th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento +10.5
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