Houston Rockets at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 10/18/2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Golden 1 Center
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The Houston Rockets head to Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 7.5 point favorites.
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The Rockets head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 55-27. They were 2nd in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of 5.7 as they averaged 115.3 points per contest while giving up 109.6 per game. The Kings had an overall mark of 32-50 last year. They were 3rd in the Pacific Division. They averaged 102.8 points per contest and gave up 106.7, which was a point differential of -3.9.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets were 42-39-1 against the spread last season
The Houston Rockets were 41-40-1 against the over/under last year
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings were 42-39-1 against the spread last season
The Sacramento Kings were 35-47-0 against the over/under last year
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
10/13/17 PG Chris Paul Knee probable Tuesday vs. Golden State
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/14/17 G George Hill Groin "?" Wednesday vs. Houston
10/14/17 F Harry Giles Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Houston
10/14/17 G De'Aaron Fox Back "?" Wednesday vs. Houston
10/14/17 G Bogdan Bogdanovic Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Houston
James Harden comes into this game after averaging 29.1 points per contest while playing 36.4 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 8.1 rebounds per contest and distributed 11.2 assists per game. His FG percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage was 85%. Chris Paul averaged 18.1 points per contest in 31.5 minutes per game last year. He averaged 9.2 assists per game and 5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 48% for the season while his free throw percentage was 89%.
Buddy Hield scored 10.6 points per contest while playing 23 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 3.3 rebounds per contest and had 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage finished at 84%. Zach Randolph averaged 14.1 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 24.5 minutes per game. He also brought in 8.2 rebounds per game and had 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averaged 115.3 points per contest last year, which was 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin was 5.77 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a unit, which had them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shot 36%, which was good for 15th in the NBA. They averaged 44.4 boards per contest and 25.2 assists per game, which ranked them 8th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 6th with 15.1 per game. The Rockets allowed 109.6 points per contest, which was 26th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 44.1 rebounds a game which ranked 19th, and they allowed 24.1 assists per game which put them in 26th place in the league. They forced 15.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 26th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento was 24th in the NBA with 102.8 points per contest last season. They were 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin was -3.88. They shot 38% from beyond the arc, which was good for 5th in the league. They were 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.1 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 22.5. The Kings were 10th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Kings gave up 106.7 points per game, which ranked them 19th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 19th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 24th with 23.7 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 42.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings were 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14 per contest last year.
The Rockets were 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.7, and their defensive rating of 109 was ranked 13th last season. In terms of pace they were 3rd in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% was 3rd. As a team they were 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3 pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston was 7th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%, which was 10th in the league.
Sacramento was 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 53%, which was 5th in the league. The Kings were 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 111.3 was ranked 6th. In terms of pace they were 23rd in the league with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% was 14th. As a team they were 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston +7.5
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