Charlotte Hornets at Sacramento Kings NBA Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Golden 1 Center
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Sacramento as 4 point favorites.
The Hornets head into this matchup with a mark of 19-21. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 0.8 as they average 112.9 points per contest while giving up 112.1 per game. The Kings have an overall record of 21-21 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 114.9 points per game and surrender 116.0, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 20-20-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 23-17-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 23-18-0 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 27-14-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/01/19 F Cody Zeller Hand is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kemba Walker averages 25.1 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Malik Monk comes into this contest averaging 10.8 points per game while playing 18.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 1.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Buddy Hield averages 20.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 86%. De'Aaron Fox averages 17.9 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 112.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they give up 25.8 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. Charlotte averages 112.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 21st and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings surrender 116.0 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.1 assists allowed per contest, and 30th with 48.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game. Sacramento is 5th in the league with 114.9 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 44.6 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 25.7. The Kings are 20th in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Hornets are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 20th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Kings are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 111.8, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 22nd. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento -4
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