Sacramento Kings at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 10/29/2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
American Airlines Arena
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The Sacramento Kings travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Monday, October 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 10 point favorites.
The Kings have a regular season record of 3-3. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -3.3 as they average 117.0 points per game while giving up 120.3 per contest. The Heat have an overall mark of 3-2. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 111.2 points per contest and give up 105.4, which is a point differential of 5.8.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 4-2-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 4-2-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/16/18 C Kosta Koufos Hamstring is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Bogdan Bogdanovic Knee is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
10/28/18 F James Johnson Hernia is questionable Monday vs Sacramento
10/11/18 G Dion Waiters Ankle is out indefinitely
De'Aaron Fox averages 17.7 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest. He averages 7.0 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Buddy Hield comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Josh Richardson averages 17.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Goran Dragic averages 19.0 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 120.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they give up 25.0 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league. Sacramento averages 117.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 16th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat surrender 105.4 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 19.2 assists allowed per contest, and 9th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Heat are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per game. Miami is 18th in the league with 111.2 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 5.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 52.6 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 21.4. The Heat are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Kings are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 114, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 22nd. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 105.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 5th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Sacramento is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Miami is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Heat are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 104.5, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 5th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 22nd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -10
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