Sacramento Kings at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 2/14/2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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The Sacramento Kings travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 15.5 point favorites.
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The Kings come into this game with an overall record of 17-38. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.2 as they are averaging 98.6 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 42-13. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.1 points per contest and giving up 105.6, which is a point differential of 8.5.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 23-29-3 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 30-25-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 27-27-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 25-29-1 against the over/under
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/11/18 G Iman Shumpert Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
02/01/18 F Skal Labissiere Shoulder is OUT 2-3 weeks
01/02/18 PG Frank Mason Heel is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
01/29/18 F Trevor Ariza Hamstring is out indefinitely
Buddy Hield averages 12.6 points per game in 23.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Sacramento. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. De'Aaron Fox comes into this contest averaging 11.3 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Kings. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%.
Chris Paul averages 19.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 8.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 91%. James Harden averages 31.3 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 8.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. Sacramento averages 98.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.25 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 40.2 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets surrender 105.6 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 23 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 41.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season. Houston is 2nd in the league with 114.1 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.55. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.6 boards per game and 22nd in assists per contest with 21.9. The Rockets are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Kings are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Sacramento is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league.
Houston is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Rockets are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.6, and their defensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -15.5
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