Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 7/31/2020
Game: Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Friday, July 31, 2020
Location: Visa Athletic Center in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento -2.5
Bryn Forbes and the San Antonio Spurs (27-36, 5th in the Southwest Division) play the Sacramento Kings (28-36, 3rd in the Pacific Division) at Visa Athletic Center on Friday. Sacramento opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 219.5.
The Kings are covering the spread 53.2% of the time, having gone 33-29-2 ATS. San Antonio is covering 40.3% of the time, going 25-37-1 against the spread.
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
07/16/20 PG De'Aaron Fox Ankle is questionable Friday vs San Antonio
07/14/20 SF Harrison Barnes COVID-19 is questionable Friday vs San Antonio
07/13/20 PF Richaun Holmes COVID-19 is questionable Friday vs San Antonio
07/02/20 SG Buddy Hield COVID-19 is questionable Friday vs San Antonio
06/29/20 C Alex Len COVID-19 is questionable Friday vs San Antonio
06/28/20 PF Jabari Parker COVID-19 is questionable Friday vs San Antonio
02/09/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
06/14/20 C LaMarcus Aldridge Shoulder is out for season
03/09/20 PG Dejounte Murray Calf is out indefinitely
03/01/20 C Jakob Poeltl Knee is out indefinitely
Buddy Hield averages 19.8 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. De'Aaron Fox comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 22.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Bryn Forbes averages 11.2 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.0 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 110.9 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 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league. Sacramento averages 109.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 23.4 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 Spurs surrender 114.9 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game. San Antonio is 10th in the league with 113.2 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game and 13th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.3.
The Kings are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Sacramento is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 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 12th in the league.
San Antonio is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league. The Spurs are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 19th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento -2.5
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