Sacramento Kings at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/22/2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, January 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 9.5 point favorites.
The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 13-32. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.1 as they are averaging 97.7 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 18-26. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.6 points per contest and giving up 105.8, which is a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 17-25-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 24-21-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 19-22-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 20-23-1 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
10/18/17 F Harry Giles Knee is out for season
01/02/18 PG Frank Mason Heel is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/07/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is out indefinitely
Willie Cauley-Stein comes into this contest averaging 12.3 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 63%. Zach Randolph averages 14.5 points per game in 25.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Kemba Walker averages 21.7 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Dwight Howard averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.5 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 53%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 97.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.18 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 40.2 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.7 per game. The Kings allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 14th in the league with 105.6 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.11. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 46.5 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 20.7. The Hornets are 28th in turnovers per game with 13. The Hornets surrender 105.8 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Kings are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 1st. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Sacramento is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Charlotte is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Hornets are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 22nd. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 30th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte -9.5
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