Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Sleep Train Arena
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The Houston Rockets travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 218.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 12-12 and a road record of 5-5. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 104.2 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 9-15 and a home record of 7-7. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.9 points per game and surrendering 108.2, good for a point differential of -3.2.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 29.1 points per game while playing 38.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 13 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 12.2 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 25.2 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 10.6 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Rajon Rondo averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 11 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Houston averages 104.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 17 per game. The Rockets allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Sacramento averages 104.9 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 27th with 16.2 per game. The Kings allow 108.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Kings force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 9-15-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 11-11-2 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 11-13-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 12-11-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/14/15 PG Rajon Rondo Suspension expected to miss Tuesday vs. Houston
12/04/15 C Willie Cauley-Stein Finger expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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