Washington Wizards vs Sacramento Kings Predictions, NBA Picks Tonight 3/3/2020
Game: Washington Wizards vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento -5
Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards (22-37, 3rd in the Southeast Division) are headed to Golden 1 Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Sacramento Kings (26-34, 3rd in the Pacific Division). The spread on this game has Sacramento as 5 point favorites. The total is set at 235.
The Wizards cover 52.6% of the time, having gone 30-27-2 ATS. Sacramento is covering 52.5% of the time, going 31-28-1 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles 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
Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 30.4 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Ish Smith averages 10.4 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Buddy Hield averages 19.9 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. 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 85%. De'Aaron Fox averages 20.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 6.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 115.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 14.0 per game. The Wizards allow 119.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.7 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 23rd in the league with 108.3 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th 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 19th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Kings surrender 110.3 points per contest, which ranks them 15th 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 17th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game.
The Wizards are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 115.7 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 15th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Washington is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league.
Sacramento is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Kings are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 111.1, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 17th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 18th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento -5
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