Charlotte Hornets at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 1/2/2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 13-22. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.8 as they are averaging 104.4 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 12-23. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 97.0 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of -8.5.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 14-18-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 15-19-1 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 15-17-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 18-17-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/07/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/22/17 PG De'Aaron Fox Quad is out indefinitely
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out indefinitely
Dwight Howard comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 12.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 55%. Kemba Walker averages 21.4 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Zach Randolph averages 15.4 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Willie Cauley-Stein averages 11.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 104.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.77 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 46.7 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 13.3 per game. The Hornets 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 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 30th in the league with 97 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.46. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 39.8 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 20.8. The Kings are 19th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Kings surrender 105.5 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Hornets are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Sacramento is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league. The Kings are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.7, and their defensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 94.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte
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