Sacramento Kings at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 12.5 point favorites.
The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 8-6. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -1.0 as they average 114.5 points per contest while giving up 115.5 per game. The Rockets have an overall record of 7-7 this season. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They average 103.4 points per game and surrender 105.2, good for a point differential of -1.8.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 9-5-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 6-8-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 6-8-0 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
11/15/18 C Kosta Koufos Calf is downgraded to out Friday vs Memphis
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/15/18 SF Carmelo Anthony Possible Trade is out indefinitely
10/20/18 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out indefinitely
Buddy Hield comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. De'Aaron Fox averages 18.7 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.1 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
James Harden averages 27.3 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Chris Paul averages 17.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 7.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 114.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.4 per game. The Kings allow 115.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 27th in the league with 103.4 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -1.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 41.1 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 20.0. The Rockets are 27th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Rockets surrender 105.2 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 21.4 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets were 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game last season.
The Kings are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 16th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 105.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. Sacramento is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA.
Houston is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Rockets are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 21st. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento +12.5
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