Sacramento Kings at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 12/10/2018
Monday, December 10, 2018
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The Sacramento Kings travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Monday, December 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Sacramento as 3 point favorites.
The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 13-12. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -1.4 as they average 114.5 points per contest while giving up 116.0 per game. The Bulls have an overall mark of 6-21. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 102.3 points per contest and give up 113.0, which is a point differential of -10.7.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 15-10-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 16-9-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 13-14-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 9-18-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
12/08/18 G Antonio Blakeney Illness is questionable Saturday vs Boston
12/08/18 F Bobby Portis Knee is downgraded to out Saturday vs Boston
12/08/18 PG Kris Dunn Knee is downgraded to out Saturday vs Boston
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
De'Aaron Fox comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Buddy Hield averages 18.8 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Zach Lavine averages 24.0 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Jabari Parker averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 114.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.1 per game. The Kings allow 116.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 29th in the league with 102.3 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -10.7. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 41.7 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Bulls are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Bulls surrender 113.0 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.0 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 49.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls were 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game last season.
The Kings are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 22nd. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. Sacramento is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Chicago is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 101, and their defensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento -3
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