Sacramento Kings vs Brooklyn Nets Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/7/2020
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Location: The Arena in Orlando, Florida
Caris LeVert and the Brooklyn Nets (32-36, 4th in the Atlantic Division) play the Sacramento Kings (29-39, 3rd in the Pacific Division) at The Arena on Friday.
The Kings cover the spread 53.0% of the time, having gone 35-31-2 ATS. Brooklyn covers the spread 48.5% of the time, going 33-35-0 against the spread.
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/09/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is out for season
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out for season
08/06/20 G Jamal Crawford Hamstring is downgraded to out Friday vs Sacramento
07/19/20 SF Michael Beasley COVID-19 is out for season
07/12/20 SF Taurean Prince COVID-19 is out for season
07/09/20 PG Spencer Dinwiddie COVID-19 is out for season
06/29/20 C DeAndre Jordan COVID-19 is out for season
06/29/20 SF Wilson Chandler COVID-19 is out for season
06/28/20 PF Nicolas Claxton Undisclosed is out for season
02/20/20 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out for season
Bogdan Bogdanovic averages 14.4 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Jarrett Allen averages 10.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.4 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Caris LeVert averages 18.0 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 111.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 24.7 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league. Sacramento averages 109.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 27th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 112.3 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest, and 23rd with 46.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game. Brooklyn is 17th in the league with 111.2 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 48.0 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 24.2. The Nets are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.3.
The Kings are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 17th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Sacramento is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 11th in the league.
Brooklyn is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league. The Nets are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 23rd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento
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