Houston Rockets at Sacramento Kings Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 4/2/2019
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Golden 1 Center
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The Houston Rockets travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 5.5 point favorites.
The Rockets have a record of 49-28. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.6 as they average 112.9 points per game while giving up 109.4 per contest. The Kings have an overall mark of 38-39. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 114.1 points per contest and give up 114.7, which is a point differential of -0.6.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 36-38-3 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 36-40-0 against the over/under
Important Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 44-32-1 against the spread
The Sacramento Kings are 37-39-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
03/28/19 F Kenneth Faried Knee is out indefinitely
03/26/19 G Gerald Green Groin is out indefinitely
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
03/31/19 F Harry Giles III Thigh is questionable Tuesday vs Houston
03/31/19 F Marvin Bagley III Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Houston
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. James Harden averages 36.4 points per game in 37.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.5 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
De'Aaron Fox averages 17.5 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Buddy Hield averages 21.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 112.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.6 per game. The Rockets allow 109.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 9th in the league with 114.1 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 25.5. The Kings are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Kings surrender 114.7 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 48.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Kings are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game.
The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.7, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 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 13th in the league.
Sacramento is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Kings are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 17th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -5.5
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