SAC vs CHI Dream11: Sacramento Kings are talented, no doubt about that, but they are young and so there’s an element of unpredictability about them. But not Denver Nuggets. They are an established team, led by all-star centre Nikola Jokic and are one of the favourites in the Western Conference hot-zone. But the Kings reminded about how good they can be, that the hype around Golden 1 Center is for real as they beat the in-form Nuggets 100-97, more unexpected it feels considering the Nuggets were on a six-game winning run before the last game, while the Kings headed into that game looking to end a two-game skid. They certainly did. Chicago Bulls had a close defeat in the last game, and are now on a three-game losing run.
Sacramento Kings: As mentioned, their win over the Nuggets was their first in three games but sixth in the last 10 games. They need to be more consistent in results if they are to qualify for the playoffs. Sacramento will hit the road for four straight games after the matchup against Chicago Bulls. So there will be more pressure on Buddy Hield and co to deliver here.
Chicago Bulls: The Bulls will be looking to avoid their fourth straight defeat, but the odds are against them and they have to produce against the numbers they have been producing all season. Consider this – Bulls are 3-7 in the last games, 3-7 in home games and 3-7 on the road.
Total Games: 160
Sacramento Kings: 81
Chicago Bulls: 79
As you can see, there’s not much to differentiate between these two teams, but Sacramento Kings are on a four-game winning streak against the Bulls and are likely to extend it to five games.
Host: Sacramento Kings
Visitors: Chicago Bulls
Match Timing: December 03, @08:30 AM
Venue: Golden 1 Center
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Zach LaVine: Chicago Bulls superstar is averaging 22.2 points per game this season. He is exceptionally good.
Points Per Game: 22.2
Rebounds Per Game: 4.1
Assists Per Game: 4.0
Steals Per Game: 1.3
Blocks Per Game: 0.2
Lauri Markkanen: The 22-year-old can be effective on both ends of the court. He is the 2nd best player for the Bulls this season with 13.3 points per game.
Points Per Game: 13.3
Rebounds Per Game: 7.0
Assists Per Game: 1.8
Steals Per Game: 0.9
Blocks Per Game: 0.8
The likes of Coby White and Wendell Carter can be good options from Bulls.
Buddy Hield: He is averaging 20.5 points per game this season, and is the only player to average in the 20s this season for the Kings.
Points Per Game: 20.5
Rebounds Per Game: 4.6
Assists Per Game: 2.4
Steals Per Game: 0.8
Blocks Per Game: 0.4
Harrison Barnes: Consistent. Effective. A sort of all-rounder.
Points Per Game: 16.7
Rebounds Per Game: 5.0
Assists Per Game: 2.1
Steals Per Game: 0.8
Blocks Per Game: 0.2
The likes of Nemanja Bjelica and Bogdan Bogdanovic are good value.
Sacramento Kings: Star guard Bogdan Bogdanovic is nursing a hamstring injury and is listed as questionable. He will be evaluated before the game.
In addition, De’Aaron Fox (ankle injury) and Marvin Williams (finger injury) are both out due to their injury issues.
Sacramento Kings squad: Nemanja Bjelica, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Trevor Ariza, Harrison Barnes, Dewayne Dedmon, Harry Giles III, Buddy Hield, Caleb Swanigan, Richaun Holmes, Justin James, Cory Joseph
Chicago Bulls Team News:
Chicago Bulls: The Bulls are without three key players in the form of Cristiano Felicio (wrist injury), Chandler Hutchison (shoulder injury) and Otto Porte Jr. (foot injury).
Chicago Bulls squad: Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Tomas Satoransky, Ryan Arcidiacono, Wendell Carter Jr., Kris Dunn, Daniel Gafford, Coby White, Thaddeus Young, Chandler Hutchison, Denzel Valentine
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PF: Nemanja Bjelica
SF: Harrison Barnes
C: Richaun Holmes
PG: Cory Joseph
SG: Buddy Hield
PF: Lauri Markkanen
SF: Kris Dunn
C: Wendell Carter Jr.
PG: Zach LaVine
SG: Tomas Satoransky
Sacramento Kings: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Yogi Ferrell, Dewayne Dedmon, Harry Giles, Trevor Ariza
Chicago Bulls: Thaddeus Young, Coby White, Ryan Arcidiacono, Denzel Valentine, Daniel Gafford, Max Strus
Sacramento Kings hold a good record in home matches this season, while the Bulls are struggling on the road. We can see the Kings coming out on top on this game.