Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 12/14/2018
Friday, December 14, 2018
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Friday, December 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 9 point favorites.
The Warriors have a record of 19-10. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 5.0 as they average 115.6 points per game while giving up 110.6 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 15-12 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 115.3 points per game and surrender 115.5, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 13-16-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 15-14-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 17-10-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 17-10-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/13/18 G Andre Iguodala Hip is questionable Friday vs Sacramento
12/12/18 PG Shaun Livingston Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Friday vs Sacramento
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Klay Thompson averages 22.4 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Kevin Durant comes into this contest averaging 28.9 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 93%.
Buddy Hield averages 18.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 83%. De'Aaron Fox averages 17.9 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 7.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors allow 110.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. Golden State averages 115.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 27.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 14th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 115.5 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.7 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 46.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game. Sacramento is 6th in the league with 115.3 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -0.2. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 25.5. The Kings are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 115.1 is ranked 17th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Golden State is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Kings are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento +9
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