Friday, December 9, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
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The New York Knicks travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Friday, December 9, 2016. The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 12-10. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 107.2 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 8-13. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.2 points per game and surrendering 104.1, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 22.4 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 19.9 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
DeMarcus Cousins averages 28.8 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 10.6 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Rudy Gay averages 19.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
New York averages 104.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14 per game. The Knicks allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Sacramento averages 103.2 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 17th with 14.4 per game. The Kings allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Kings force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 107.8 and a defensive rating of 110.9. In terms of pace they average 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Kings rating on offense is 106.8 and they have a defensive rating of 107.7. They get 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 13-9-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 11-11-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 12-9-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 10-11-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
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Sacramento Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento +4
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