Sacramento Kings at Philadelphia 76ers Expert NBA Picks 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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The Sacramento Kings head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 9 point favorites.
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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 76ers have an overall record of 43-25 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 114.8 points per game and surrender 111.5, good for a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 38-27-1 against the spread this season
The Sacramento Kings are 32-34-0 against the over/under this year
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 32-36-0 against the spread this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are 31-36-0 against the over/under this year
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/28/19 F Marvin Bagley III Knee is doubtful Thursday vs Boston
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Buddy Hield comes into this game averaging 20.9 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 87%. De'Aaron Fox averages 17.5 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game. He averages 7.2 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Ben Simmons scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.2 rebounds per contest and has 7.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 60%. Joel Embiid averages 27.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 13.6 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 113.7 points per contest, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 45.4 boards per contest and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 13.8 per game. The Kings allow 114.8 points per contest, which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 24.5 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 5th in the NBA with 114.8 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.26. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.4 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 27.1. The 76ers are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The 76ers give up 111.5 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 43.3 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Kings are 19th 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.
Philadelphia is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 29th in the NBA. The 76ers are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 10th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento +9
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