Sunday, December 4, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Sunday, December 4, 2016. The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 7-12. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 104.8 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 10-9. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.2 points per game and surrendering 106.9, good for a point differential of -2.7.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 28.7 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 10.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Rudy Gay averages 19.2 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 22.6 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 20.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Sacramento averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.6 per game. The Kings allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
New York averages 104.2 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 14th with 13.7 per game. The Knicks allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Knicks force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 106.5 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 94.7 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 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 107.7 and they have a defensive rating of 110.5. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 11-8-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 9-10-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 11-8-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 9-10-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/03/16 C DeMarcus Cousins Eye probable Sunday vs. New York
New York Knicks Injuries
12/03/16 G Courtney Lee Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Sacramento
12/03/16 C Joakim Noah Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Sacramento
Josh's Pick: Take New York -4.5
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