Saturday, February 25, 2017
Sleep Train Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 24-33. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 25-33. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.2 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Nicolas Batum comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kemba Walker averages 22.7 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Buddy Hield averages 8.7 points per game while playing 20.5 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Darren Collison averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Charlotte averages 104.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.14 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.1 per game. The Hornets allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Sacramento averages 103.2 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 10th with 14.6 per game. The Kings allow 105.6 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 24th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Kings force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 107.2 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 96.8 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 33% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Kings rating on offense is 107.9 and they have a defensive rating of 110.4. They get 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 23-32-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 28-29-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 31-27-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 25-33-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/24/17 F Cody Zeller Quad "?" Saturday vs. Sacramento
02/22/17 C Miles Plumlee Calf out indefinitely
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/24/17 G Arron Afflalo Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Charlotte
02/16/17 G Malachi Richardson Hamstring out indefinitely
02/01/17 G Garrett Temple Hamstring out indefinitely
01/19/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento +3.5
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