Sacramento Kings at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 4/9/2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
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The Sacramento Kings travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, April 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 13 point favorites.
The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 26-54. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.2 as they are averaging 99.0 points per contest while giving up 106.2 per game. The Spurs have an overall mark of 46-34. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per contest and giving up 99.8, which is a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 36-40-4 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 39-40-1 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 42-36-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 37-43-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
04/06/18 G Garrett Temple Ankle is out indefinitely
04/06/18 F Skal Labissiere Ankle is doubtful Monday vs San Antonio
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
De'Aaron Fox averages 11.4 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Buddy Hield comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 25.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%.
Pau Gasol averages 10.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 75%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 23.4 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league. Sacramento averages 99 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.16 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 99.8 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.8 assists allowed per contest, and 9th with 42.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season. San Antonio is 27th in the league with 102.9 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 22.9. The Spurs are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Kings are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.8, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. 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 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 1st in the league.
San Antonio is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Spurs are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 28th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -13
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