Indiana Pacers at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 3/29/2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 7 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 44-31. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 105.6 points per contest while giving up 103.9 per game. The Kings have an overall record of 24-51. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 99.4 points per game and surrendering 106.7, good for a point differential of -7.3.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 43-32-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 27-45-3 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 34-37-4 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 38-36-1 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/28/18 F Trevor Booker Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Sacramento
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/27/18 G Garrett Temple Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Indiana
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 23.2 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Myles Turner averages 13.3 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Buddy Hield averages 13.2 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. De'Aaron Fox averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 105.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.67 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.4 per game. The Pacers allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 29th in the league with 99.4 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.37. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.7 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 21.6. The Kings are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Kings surrender 106.7 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Pacers are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. Indiana is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Sacramento is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Kings are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 111.8, and their offensive rating of 104 is ranked 3rd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -7
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