Brooklyn Nets at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 3/1/2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Brooklyn as 1 point favorites.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 20-42. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.1 as they are averaging 105.5 points per game while giving up 109.6 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 18-43. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 99.0 points per game and surrendering 107.2, good for a point differential of -8.2.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 35-26-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 25-36-1 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 26-32-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 34-26-1 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/27/18 G Garrett Temple Back is "?" Thursday vs Brooklyn
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
DeMarre Carroll averages 13.3 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. D'Angelo Russell comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Buddy Hield averages 12.7 points per game while playing 24 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets allow 109.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.7 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league. Brooklyn averages 105.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.11 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 107.2 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season. Sacramento is 29th in the league with 99 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.21. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.3 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 21.3. The Kings are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Nets are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Brooklyn is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Sacramento is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Kings are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112.4, and their offensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 2nd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento +1
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