Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 9-15. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 103.5 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 18-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 112.0 points per game and surrendering 106.2, good for a point differential of 5.8.
Rudy Gay comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. DeMarcus Cousins averages 28.3 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 10.9 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Eric Gordon averages 17.3 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. James Harden averages 28.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 11.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Sacramento averages 102.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.2 per game. The Kings allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Houston averages 112 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 25th with 16.1 per game. The Rockets allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Rockets force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 106.6 and a defensive rating of 107.3. In terms of pace they average 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 113.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108. They get 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 43% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 14.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 13-11-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 10-14-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 17-8-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 13-12-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/11/16 F Montrezl Harrell Knee injured last game, probable Monday vs. Brooklyn
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -9.5
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