Philadelphia 76ers vs Sacramento Kings Predictions, Free NBA Picks 3/5/2020
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento -5
Golden 1 Center is the venue where Buddy Hield and the Sacramento Kings (27-34, 3rd in the Pacific Division) will play the Philadelphia 76ers (37-25, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) on Thursday. Philadelphia opens this game as 5 point underdogs. The total is set at 219.5.
The 76ers are covering 44.8% of the time, having gone 26-32-4 ATS. Sacramento is covering the spread 53.3% of the time, going 32-28-1 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
03/03/20 SG Josh Richardson Concussion is questionable Thursday vs Sacramento
02/27/20 PF Joel Embiid Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/24/20 SG Ben Simmons Back is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/12/20 PF Richaun Holmes Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/09/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is out indefinitely
Tobias Harris averages 19.2 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 11.6 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 20.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Buddy Hield averages 19.9 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league. Philadelphia averages 109.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 12th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 110.6 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game. Sacramento is 23rd in the league with 108.7 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game and 22nd in assists per contest with 23.3. The Kings are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The 76ers are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 6th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 19th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Philadelphia is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Sacramento is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 12th in the league. The Kings are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 18th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia +5
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