Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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The Sacramento Kings travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 16 point favorites.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 25-38. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.0 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 49-13. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 106.6 points per game and surrendering 98.4, good for a point differential of 8.2.
Buddy Hield comes into this contest averaging 9 points per game while playing 20.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Darren Collison averages 13.7 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 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%.
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Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.3 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 26.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Sacramento averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 41.1 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.7 per game. The Kings allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
San Antonio averages 106.6 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.23 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 24th with 13.2 per game. The Spurs allow 98.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 107.4 and a defensive rating of 110.5. In terms of pace they average 94.5 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 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Spurs rating on offense is 112 and they have a defensive rating of 103.3. They get 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 32-31-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 26-37-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 34-28-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 32-28-2 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/06/17 G Garrett Temple Rest missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. San Antonio
02/16/17 G Malachi Richardson Hamstring out indefinitely
01/19/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio -16
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