Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 14.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 220.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 33-48 and a road record of 15-25. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 106.9 points per game while giving up 109 per contest. Sacramento is 8-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 19-32. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Rockets have an overall record of 40-41 and a home record of 22-18. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 106.4 points per game and surrendering 106.7, good for a point differential of -0.2. Houston has a division record of 8-8 and a conference record of 27-24. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 26.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 11.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Rudy Gay averages 17.2 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
James Harden averages 28.9 points per game while playing 38.2 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 7.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Dwight Howard averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.8 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 49%.
Sacramento averages 106.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.1 per game. The Kings allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Houston averages 106.4 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 16 per game. The Rockets allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Rockets force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Kings average 106 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 105.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.7 per contest. The Kings have an offensive rating of 106.3 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Rockets score 106 ppg at home and they have averaged 124.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 11.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.8 points per game. The Rockets rating on offense is 108.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 14.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 38-41-2 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 40-39-2 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 36-45-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 46-33-2 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
04/12/16 C DeMarcus Cousins Rest expected to miss Wednesday vs. Houston
04/11/16 PG Darren Collison Rest expected to miss Wednesday vs. Houston
04/11/16 G Marco Belinelli Foot out indefinitely
04/11/16 PG Rajon Rondo Rest expected to miss Wednesday vs. Houston
04/06/16 F Omri Casspi Hamstring out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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