Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 2/22/2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 7 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 33-26. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 106.6 points per contest while giving up 103.2 per game. The Kings have an overall record of 18-39. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 98.7 points per game and surrendering 106.7, good for a point differential of -8.0.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 24-34-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 27-32-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 25-29-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 31-26-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
02/18/18 G Alex Abrines Hip left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Sacramento
01/28/18 G Andre Roberson Leg is out for season
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/18/18 G De'Aaron Fox Facial left last game, is probable Thursday vs Oklahoma City
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
02/01/18 F Skal Labissiere Shoulder is OUT 2-3 weeks
01/02/18 PG Frank Mason Heel is out indefinitely
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 25.4 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 9.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Paul George averages 22.5 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 11.3 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Buddy Hield averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 106.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.41 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.9 per game. The Thunder allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 30th in the league with 98.7 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.04. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.3 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 21.2. The Kings are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Kings surrender 106.7 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.2 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season.
The Thunder are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 24th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Kings are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 111.9, and their offensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 3rd. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento +7
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