Spurs vs Kings Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/8/2020
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento -1
Golden 1 Center is the venue where Buddy Hield and the Sacramento Kings (19-31, 4th in the Pacific Division) will take on the San Antonio Spurs (22-29, 4th in the Southwest Division) on Saturday. Sacramento opens this game as 1 point favorites. The O/U opens at 224.5.
The Spurs are covering the spread 44.0% of the time, having gone 22-28-1 ATS. Sacramento is covering 49.0% of the time, going 24-25-1 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/05/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is out Friday vs Miami
02/05/20 PF Richaun Holmes Shoulder is upgraded to questionable Friday vs Miami
01/31/20 C Alex Len Hip is out indefinitely
01/07/20 PF Jabari Parker Shoulder is out indefinitely
DeMar DeRozan comes into this game averaging 23.2 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 85%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 18.8 points per contest in 33.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 7.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Buddy Hield scores 20.3 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. De'Aaron Fox averages 20.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 7.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 113.3 points per contest, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 45.3 boards per contest and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 12.5 per game. The Spurs allow 114.3 points per contest, which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 25.7 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 24th in the NBA with 107.6 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3.06. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.4 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 23.0. The Kings are 10th in turnovers per contest with 15.0. The Kings give up 110.6 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.6 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 43.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Spurs are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 112.9, and their offensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 24th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. San Antonio is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Kings are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 20th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 18th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio +1
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