Sacramento Kings vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks 11/22/2019
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -1
Buddy Hield and the Sacramento Kings (6-7, 4th in the Pacific Division) are headed to Barclays Center on Friday where they'll take on the Brooklyn Nets (6-8, 4th in the Atlantic Division). Sacramento opens this matchup as 1 point dogs. The O/U is set at 224.
The Kings are covering the spread 61.5% of the time, having gone 8-5-0 ATS. Brooklyn is covering the spread 42.9% of the time, going 6-8-0 against the spread.
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
11/20/2019 Bogdan Bogdanovic SG Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/20/2019 III Marvin Bagley III PF Thumb Expected to be out until at least Nov 30
11/20/2019 Caleb Swanigan PF Ankle Game Time Decision
11/19/2019 Trevor Ariza SG Groin Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 De'Aaron Fox PG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/20/2019 Kyrie Irving PG Shoulder Game Time Decision
11/14/2019 Caris LeVert SG Thumb Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
10/31/2019 Kevin Durant SF Achilles Out for the season
Harrison Barnes averages 14.8 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Buddy Hield comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Spencer Dinwiddie averages 18.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Kyrie Irving averages 28.5 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 7.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 109.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. Sacramento averages 105.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 27th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 16.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 116.6 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 21.9 assists allowed per contest, and 23rd with 47.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game. Brooklyn is 9th in the league with 113.5 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 47.9 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 22.9. The Nets are 9th in turnovers per game with 16.5.
The Kings are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Sacramento is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league.
Brooklyn is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league. The Nets are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 104.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn -1
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