Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 12/19/2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 4.5 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 19-10. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 6.4 as they average 111.4 points per contest while giving up 105.0 per game. The Kings have an overall record of 16-14 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 115.4 points per game and surrender 116.4, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 15-13-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 19-10-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 19-10-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/17/18 G Iman Shumpert Personal is questionable Wednesday vs Oklahoma City
12/15/18 F Marvin Bagley III Knee is out indefinitely
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 24.9 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Dennis Schroder averages 16.6 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Buddy Hield averages 19.3 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. De'Aaron Fox averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 7.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 111.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 48.1 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.6 per game. The Thunder allow 105.0 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 10th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 17.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 4th in the league with 115.4 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -1.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 25.4. The Kings are 20th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Kings surrender 116.4 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 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.3 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 47.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game.
The Thunder are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 102.9, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 1st. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 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 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 112 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 104 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -4.5
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