Sacramento Kings at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 1/28/2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
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The Sacramento Kings travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, January 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 11.5 point favorites.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 15-33. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.6 as they are averaging 97.8 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 32-19. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.6 points per game and surrendering 97.4, good for a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 20-25-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 25-23-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 27-22-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 20-31-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out for season
01/02/18 PG Frank Mason Heel is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/26/18 G Manu Ginobili Thigh is "?" Sunday vs Sacramento
01/19/18 F Rudy Gay Heel is out indefinitely
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Willie Cauley-Stein averages 12.4 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%. Zach Randolph comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 25.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Tony Parker averages 8.3 points per game while playing 21.2 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league. Sacramento averages 97.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.56 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 97.4 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 20.9 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season. San Antonio is 28th in the league with 100.6 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.22. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 22.1. The Spurs are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Kings are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 111.7, and their offensive rating of 102.7 is ranked 3rd. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 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 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Sacramento is 15th 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.
San Antonio is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Spurs are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 103.1, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 29th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -11.5
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