Sacramento Kings at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 1/15/2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, January 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 13 point favorites.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 13-29. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.8 as they are averaging 98.0 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 23-20. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 101.3, good for a point differential of 3.0.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 16-23-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 23-19-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 16-26-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 18-25-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
01/02/18 PG Frank Mason Heel is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/13/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is "?" Monday vs Sacramento
Willie Cauley-Stein comes into this contest averaging 12 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 63%. Zach Randolph averages 14.8 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 17.3 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Russell Westbrook averages 25.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.6 rebounds per contest and 10 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 98 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.88 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.4 per game. The Kings allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 18th in the league with 104.3 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.98. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 20.9. The Thunder are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Thunder surrender 101.3 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.8 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 41.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game this season.
The Kings are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 1st. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. Sacramento is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Thunder are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento +13
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