Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors - 12/15/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento -3
Alec Burks and the Golden State Warriors (5-22, 5th in the Pacific Division) host the Sacramento Kings (11-14, 4th in the Pacific Division) at Chase Center on Sunday, December 15, 2019. The odds on this contest have Sacramento as 3 point favorites. The O/U is set at 212.
The Kings are covering 60.0% of the time, having gone 15-10-0 ATS. Golden State is covering 44.4% of the time, going 12-15-0 against the spread.
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/13/2019 De'Aaron Fox PG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 17
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/13/2019 Eric Paschall PF Hip Expected to be out until at least Dec 15
12/12/2019 Draymond Green PF Rest Expected to be out until at least Dec 15
12/6/2019 Stephen Curry PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Feb 29
10/22/2019 Klay Thompson SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
Harrison Barnes comes into this game averaging 16.0 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Buddy Hield averages 22.0 points per contest in 34.5 minutes per game. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Alec Burks scores 15.6 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Eric Paschall averages 16.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.0 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 105.0 points per contest, which is 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 41.7 boards per contest and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 15.2 per game. The Kings allow 108.0 points per contest, which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.0 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 23.6 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 25th in the NBA with 105.3 points per contest this season. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.96. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.6 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 23.7. The Warriors are 20th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Warriors give up 114.2 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.7 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 45.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per contest this year.
The Kings are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Sacramento is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league.
Golden State is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league. The Warriors are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.5, and their defensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 29th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State +3
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