Sacramento Kings at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 3/12/2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Sacramento Kings head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, March 12, 2018. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 7 point favorites.
The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 21-45. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.6 as they are averaging 99.2 points per contest while giving up 106.8 per game. The Thunder have an overall record of 39-29. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.7 points per game and surrendering 103.7, good for a point differential of 3.0.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 29-33-4 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 35-30-1 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 26-40-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 31-37-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/10/18 F Skal Labissiere Hip left last game, is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Denver
03/09/18 G De'Aaron Fox Back is "?" Sunday vs Denver
03/09/18 C Willie Cauley-Stein Back is "?" Sunday vs Denver
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
03/11/18 C Steven Adams Ankle left last game, is "?" Monday vs Sacramento
03/10/18 G Terrance Ferguson Concussion is "?" Monday vs Sacramento
01/28/18 G Andre Roberson Leg is out for season
Buddy Hield comes into this game averaging 12.6 points per contest while playing 24.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 89%. De'Aaron Fox averages 11.4 points per contest in 27.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.2 assists per game and 2.6 rebounds per contest for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Paul George has scored 22 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per game this season for the Thunder. He hauls in 5.6 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Russell Westbrook averages 25.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.6 rebounds per game and 10.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 99.2 points per contest this year, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.68 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 40.5 boards per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 14.1 per game. The Kings allow 106.8 points per contest which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 13th in the NBA with 106.7 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.06. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.1 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 21.1. The Thunder are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Thunder give up 103.7 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 41.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16 per contest this year.
The Kings are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.9, and their defensive rating of 112 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 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league.
Oklahoma City is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Thunder are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 23rd. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento +7
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