Sunday, April 9, 2017
Sleep Train Arena
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The Houston Rockets travel to Sleep Train Arena to play the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, April 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 10.5 point favorites.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 53-26. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 115.2 points per game while giving up 109.0 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 31-48. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 106.3, good for a point differential of -4.0.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 42-36-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 39-39-1 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 40-38-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 32-47-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
04/02/17 F Sam Dekker Hand out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
04/07/17 G Garrett Temple Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs Houston
04/07/17 PG Ty Lawson Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs Houston
03/13/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
02/16/17 G Malachi Richardson Hamstring out for season
Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. James Harden averages 29.2 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.2 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Buddy Hield averages 10.2 points per game while playing 22.6 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Darren Collison averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 115.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.2 per game. The Rockets allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -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 38% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 41.1 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Kings rank 10th with 14.8 per game. The Kings allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Kings force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 114.7 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 100 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 46% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 13.3 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 Kings rating on offense is 106.8 and they have a defensive rating of 111. They get 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Sacramento turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento +10.5
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