Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 6 point favorites.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 18-27. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 23-23. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per game and surrendering 103.4, good for a point differential of 1.8.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 28 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Darren Collison averages 12.6 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Kemba Walker averages 23 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Cody Zeller averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Sacramento averages 102.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.2 per game. The Kings allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Charlotte averages 105.2 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 54.4 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 3rd with 12.1 per game. The Hornets allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 107.8 and a defensive rating of 110.7. In terms of pace they average 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Sacramento turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 108.2 and they have a defensive rating of 106.3. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 11.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 23-22-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 20-25-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 21-24-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 23-23-0 against the over/under
Sacramento Kings Injuries
01/19/17 F Rudy Gay Achilles out for season
01/17/17 F Omri Casspi Calf out 1-2 weeks
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/26/17 PG Brian Roberts Illness "?" Friday vs. New York
01/26/17 F Cody Zeller Quad "?" Friday vs. New York
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -6
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