Sacramento Kings at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/7/2018
Friday, December 7, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, December 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Sacramento as 3.5 point favorites.
The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 12-11. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -2.0 as they average 114.7 points per contest while giving up 116.6 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 5-19 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 102.7 points per game and surrender 111.2, good for a point differential of -8.5.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 14-9-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 15-8-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 12-12-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 10-14-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/06/18 F Marvin Bagley III Back is questionable Friday vs Cleveland
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/05/18 G David Nwaba Knee is questionable Friday vs Sacramento
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/06/18 SF Sam Dekker Ankle is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
Buddy Hield comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. De'Aaron Fox averages 17.3 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.5 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 16.3 points per game while playing 25.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Rodney Hood averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 114.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.4 per game. The Kings allow 116.6 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 23rd and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.8 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 25.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 30th in the league with 102.7 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -8.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 19.0. The Cavaliers are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Cavaliers surrender 111.2 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 42.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game.
The Kings are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 104.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. 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. Sacramento is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league.
Cleveland is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 115.9, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 30th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cleveland +3.5
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