Sacramento Kings at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Betting Tips 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 7.5 point favorites.
The Kings have a record of 30-28. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -1.2 as they average 113.6 points per game while giving up 114.8 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 37-20 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 115.4 points per game and surrender 110.2, good for a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 35-23-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 31-27-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-24-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 29-27-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
02/21/19 F Markieff Morris Neck is questionable Friday vs Utah
02/18/19 PG Dennis Schroder Personal is upgraded to probable Friday vs Utah
02/15/19 SF Jerami Grant Ankle is questionable Friday vs Utah
De'Aaron Fox comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Buddy Hield averages 20.5 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Russell Westbrook averages 21.7 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.2 rebounds per game and has 11.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Paul George averages 28.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.0 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 113.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.0 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 19th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.2 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 5th in the league with 115.4 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 47.9 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 23.4. The Thunder are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Thunder surrender 110.2 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 25.0 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.5 per game.
The Kings are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 15th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Sacramento is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Thunder are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 111 is ranked 4th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -7.5
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