Houston Rockets at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 4/11/2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Golden 1 Center
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The Houston Rockets travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 9 point favorites.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 64-16. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.8 as they are averaging 112.8 points per game while giving up 104.0 per contest. The Kings have an overall record of 26-55. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 98.9 points per game and surrendering 106.1, good for a point differential of -7.2.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 41-37-2 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 33-46-1 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 37-40-4 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 39-41-1 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
04/09/18 G Eric Gordon Foot is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs LA Lakers
04/09/18 F Ryan Anderson Ankle is doubtful Tuesday vs LA Lakers
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
04/10/18 G Frank Mason Heel is questionable Wednesday vs Houston
04/10/18 F Skal Labissiere Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Houston
04/06/18 G Garrett Temple Ankle is out indefinitely
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Eric Gordon averages 18.2 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. James Harden comes into this contest averaging 30.6 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Buddy Hield averages 13.5 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per contest this year for the Kings. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league. Houston averages 112.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.78 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 106.1 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest, and 22nd with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season. Sacramento is 30th in the league with 98.9 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.23. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.8 boards per game and 25th in assists per contest with 21.6. The Kings are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Rockets are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.2, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Sacramento is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Kings are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 111.3, and their offensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 3rd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -9
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