Sacramento Kings at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 3/16/2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
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The Sacramento Kings head to Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors on Friday, March 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 12 point favorites.
The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 22-47. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.7 as they are averaging 99.6 points per contest while giving up 107.3 per game. The Warriors have an overall mark of 52-16. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 115.7 points per contest and giving up 107.7, which is a point differential of 8.0.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 31-34-4 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 37-31-1 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 29-38-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 33-35-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/14/18 F Skal Labissiere Hip is "?" Friday vs Golden State
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/15/18 G Andre Iguodala Wrist is probable Friday vs Sacramento
03/15/18 F Draymond Green Shoulder is "?" Friday vs Sacramento
03/14/18 F David West Arm is "?" Friday vs Sacramento
03/14/18 G Klay Thompson Thumb is out indefinitely
03/13/18 G Stephen Curry Ankle is out indefinitely
02/14/18 G Patrick McCaw Wrist is out indefinitely
Buddy Hield comes into this game averaging 12.7 points per contest while playing 24.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 89%. De'Aaron Fox averages 11.6 points per contest in 27.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.4 assists per game and 2.6 rebounds per contest for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Kevin Durant has scored 26.6 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per game this season for the Warriors. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 5.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Draymond Green averages 11.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.9 rebounds per game and 7.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 99.6 points per contest this year, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.74 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 22nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 40.7 boards per contest and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 13.8 per game. The Kings allow 107.3 points per contest which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 1st in the NBA with 115.7 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 7.94. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 44 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 30.1. The Warriors are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 15.8. The Warriors give up 107.7 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 42 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors are 15th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Kings are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.2, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Sacramento is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league.
Golden State is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Warriors are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 115.1 is ranked 21st. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento +12
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