San Antonio Spurs at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 12/23/2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, December 23, 2017.
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The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 22-11. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 100.8 points per contest while giving up 98.0 per game. The Kings have an overall record of 11-20. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 96.5 points per game and surrendering 105.0, good for a point differential of -8.5.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 16-16-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 13-20-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 14-14-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 15-16-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/22/17 G Danny Green Leg is "?" Saturday vs Sacramento
12/22/17 F Pau Gasol Groin is "?" Saturday vs Sacramento
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/20/17 PG De'Aaron Fox Quad is "?" Saturday vs San Antonio
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
Pau Gasol comes into this game averaging 10.5 points per contest while playing 24.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 83%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 21.9 points per contest in 33.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2 assists per game and 8.3 rebounds per contest for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Zach Randolph has scored 15.9 points per contest while playing 26 minutes per game this season for the Kings. He hauls in 7 rebounds per contest and has 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Willie Cauley-Stein averages 10.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 25.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.9 rebounds per game and 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 100.8 points per contest this year, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.88 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 44.6 boards per contest and 22 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 14.4 per game. The Spurs allow 98 points per contest which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 20.8 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 30th in the NBA with 96.5 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.52. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 40 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 20.5. The Kings are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Kings give up 105 points per game, which ranks them 14th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 23.8 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 43.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Spurs are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. San Antonio is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Sacramento is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Kings are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.7, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento
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