Indiana Pacers at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 3 point favorites.
The Pacers have a record of 13-9. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 3.7 as they average 106.0 points per game while giving up 102.3 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 10-11 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 114.5 points per game and surrender 117.5, good for a point differential of -3.0.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 10-11-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 10-12-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 12-9-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 14-7-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/30/18 G Victor Oladipo Knee is doubtful Saturday vs Sacramento
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
11/30/18 F Marvin Bagley III Back left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Indiana
11/21/18 C Kosta Koufos Calf is out indefinitely
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 15.5 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Domantas Sabonis comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 17.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 7.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Buddy Hield averages 18.4 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.0 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league. Indiana averages 106.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 42.2 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 24th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 117.5 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 48.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game. Sacramento is 7th in the league with 114.5 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -3.0. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game and 8th in assists per contest with 24.8. The Kings are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Pacers are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 104.9, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 4th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 6th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Indiana is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league. The Kings are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 104.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 5th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento +3
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