Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 19-28. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 103.1 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 35-16. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.3 points per game and surrendering 108.5, good for a point differential of 5.8.
DeMarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 28.1 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 10.5 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 13.1 points per game in 30 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 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
James Harden averages 28.8 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 11.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Eric Gordon averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Sacramento averages 103.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.2 per game. The Kings allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Houston averages 114.3 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 28th with 15.7 per game. The Rockets allow 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Rockets force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Kings have an offensive rating of 108.3 and a defensive rating of 111.2. In terms of pace they average 94.1 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 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 114.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.8. They get 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 46% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 25-22-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 22-25-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 29-22-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 27-24-0 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
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -9.5
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