Chicago Bulls at Sacramento Kings NBA Betting Tips 3/17/2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Golden 1 Center
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, March 17, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Sacramento as 8 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup with a mark of 19-51. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -7.8 as they average 105.2 points per contest while giving up 113.0 per game. The Kings have an overall mark of 33-35. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 113.8 points per contest and give up 115.1, which is a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 31-37-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 32-38-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 40-27-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 34-34-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Otto Porter comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Lauri Markkanen averages 18.9 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 9.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Buddy Hield averages 21.0 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. De'Aaron Fox averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 7.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 105.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Bulls allow 113.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 25.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 10th in the league with 113.8 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.4. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 25.5. The Kings are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Kings surrender 115.1 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 48.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game.
The Bulls are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105, and their defensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 27th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Chicago is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Sacramento is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Kings are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento -8
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