Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 11/19/2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Monday, November 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 3 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 10-5. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.4 as they average 110.9 points per contest while giving up 105.5 per game. The Kings have an overall record of 8-8 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 113.7 points per game and surrender 116.3, good for a point differential of -2.6.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 10-5-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 7-8-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 9-7-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 9-7-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/18/18 G Terrance Ferguson Personal is questionable
11/17/18 G Alex Abrines Illness is questionable Monday vs Sacramento
11/16/18 PG Russell Westbrook Ankle is questionable Monday vs Sacramento
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
11/17/18 C Kosta Koufos Calf is questionable Monday vs Oklahoma City
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 24.1 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Dennis Schroder averages 16.7 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.7 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Buddy Hield averages 18.8 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. De'Aaron Fox averages 19.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 7.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 110.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.3 per game. The Thunder allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 17.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 9th in the league with 113.7 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -2.6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 44.6 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 24.4. The Kings are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Kings surrender 116.3 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 23rd and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 48.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game.
The Thunder are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Oklahoma City is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Sacramento is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 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 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 104.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 11th 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 Thunder/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento +3
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