Wednesday, March 15, 2017
US Airways Center
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The Sacramento Kings travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Phoenix as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 26-41. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.2 as they are averaging 103.0 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 22-45. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.6 points per game and surrendering 112.6, good for a point differential of -5.0.
Darren Collison comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Buddy Hield averages 9.4 points per game in 21.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
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Eric Bledsoe averages 21.1 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Devin Booker averages 21.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Sacramento averages 103 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.21 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 41.1 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.6 per game. The Kings allow 106.2 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 24th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Phoenix averages 107.6 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.01 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 3rd with 15.7 per game. The Suns allow 112.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Suns force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 107.5 and a defensive rating of 110.8. In terms of pace they average 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% 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 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Suns rating on offense is 106.9 and they have a defensive rating of 111.9. They get 99.7 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 26% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 34-32-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 29-38-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 34-31-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 41-25-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/13/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
03/13/17 G Tyreke Evans Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Phoenix
02/16/17 G Malachi Richardson Hamstring out indefinitely
Phoenix Suns Injuries
03/14/17 C Alex Len Hip "?" Wednesday vs. Sacramento
03/14/17 C Tyson Chandler Personal "?" Wednesday vs. Sacramento
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix -6.5
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