Sacramento Kings at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 10/21/2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 4 point favorites.
The Kings have a regular season record of 0-2. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -13 as they average 123 points per game while giving up 136 per contest. The Thunder have an overall mark of 0-2. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 96 points per contest and give up 108, which is a point differential of -12.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 0-2-0 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 Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/20/18 G Russell Westbrook Knee is questionable Sunday vs Sacramento
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
De'Aaron Fox comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Buddy Hield averages 18 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year.
Dennis Schroder averages 14.5 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 27% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Paul George averages 23.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 38 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 32% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 123 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -13 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 38 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 11 per game. The Kings allow 136 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 56% shooting percentage and a 50% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 28.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 30th in the league with 96 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 36%, while their average scoring margin is -12. They shoot 24% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 49 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 19.5. The Thunder are 18th in turnovers per game with 13. The Thunder surrender 108 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 52 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17 per game.
The Kings are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.5, and their defensive rating of 125.5 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 108.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 5th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. Sacramento is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 9.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 64%, which is 2nd in the league.
Oklahoma City is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 18th in the league. The Thunder are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 95.5, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 41% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 45% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento -4
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