Saturday, December 5, 2015
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The opening line for this game has Houston as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 216.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 7-13 and a road record of 2-6. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.9 as they are averaging 104.8 points per game while giving up 108.8 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 8-11 and a home record of 5-7. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 107.6, good for a point differential of -5.4.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 27.2 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Rajon Rondo averages 12.5 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.6 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 42%.
James Harden averages 29.5 points per game while playing 39.5 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Sacramento averages 104.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.7 per game. The Kings allow 108.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Houston averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 25th with 16.5 per game. The Rockets allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.1 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Rockets force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 9-11-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 10-9-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 5-14-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 8-9-2 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/04/15 F Omri Casspi Illness probable Saturday vs. Houston
12/04/15 C Willie Cauley-Stein Finger expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/03/15 C Dwight Howard Rest expected to miss Friday vs. Dallas
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
11/06/15 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento
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