Thursday, December 10, 2015
Sleep Train Arena
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The New York Knicks travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, December 10, 2015. The opening line for this game has Sacramento as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 10-12 and a road record of 5-5. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 97.2 points per game while giving up 98.5 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 8-15 and a home record of 6-7. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per game and surrendering 108.7, good for a point differential of -3.5.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.5 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 14.6 points per game in 28 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 25.1 points per game while playing 32.8 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 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 11 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 49%.
New York averages 97.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 54.3 rebounds per game and 20 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.4 per game. The Knicks allow 98.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 18.2 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Sacramento averages 105.2 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 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 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 26th with 16.4 per game. The Kings allow 108.7 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 27th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Kings force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 12-10-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 9-12-1 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 11-12-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 12-10-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/04/15 C Willie Cauley-Stein Finger expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento
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