Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 8.5 point favorites.
The Warriors have a record of 25-14. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 4.4 as they average 116.3 points per game while giving up 111.9 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 19-19 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 115.0 points per game and surrender 116.7, good for a point differential of -1.7.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 16-23-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 20-19-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 21-17-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 26-12-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/15/18 F Marvin Bagley III Knee is out indefinitely
Klay Thompson comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Kevin Durant averages 28.5 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.1 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Buddy Hield averages 20.2 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. De'Aaron Fox averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 7.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 116.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 46.0 rebounds per game and 28.1 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.3 per game. The Warriors allow 111.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 5th in the league with 115.0 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 25.4. The Kings are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Kings surrender 116.7 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.2 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 48.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings were 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game last season.
The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.7, and their defensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Golden State is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league.
Sacramento is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Kings are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 21st. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State -8.5
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