Sacramento Kings at Boston Celtics NBA Betting Tips 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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The Sacramento Kings travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 8 point favorites.
The Kings have a record of 33-33. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -1.2 as they average 113.7 points per game while giving up 114.8 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 41-27. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 112.3 points per contest and give up 107.1, which is a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 38-27-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 32-34-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 33-33-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 37-31-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/28/19 F Marvin Bagley III Knee is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
03/11/19 SF Jayson Tatum Shoulder is questionable
Buddy Hield comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. De'Aaron Fox averages 17.5 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.2 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Kyrie Irving averages 23.4 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 7.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Jayson Tatum averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 113.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.8 per game. The Kings allow 114.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 14th in the league with 112.3 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 26.4. The Celtics are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Celtics surrender 107.1 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 23.0 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game.
The Kings are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 110.4 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 17th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Sacramento is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Boston is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Celtics are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 5th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -8
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