Sacramento Kings at Charlotte Hornets Expert NBA Picks 1/17/2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019
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The Sacramento Kings head to Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 3.5 point favorites.
The Kings head into this matchup with a mark of 23-21. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -0.8 as they average 114.7 points per contest while giving up 115.4 per game. The Hornets have an overall record of 20-23 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 112.0 points per game and surrender 111.8, good for a point differential of 0.2.
Valuable Sacramento Kings Betting Trends
The Sacramento Kings are 26-18-0 against the spread this season
The Sacramento Kings are 27-17-0 against the over/under this year
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 21-22-0 against the spread this season
The Charlotte Hornets are 24-19-0 against the over/under this year
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/01/19 F Cody Zeller Hand is out indefinitely
Buddy Hield comes into this game averaging 20.1 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 86%. De'Aaron Fox averages 17.9 points per contest in 31.5 minutes per game. He averages 7.3 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Kemba Walker scores 25.2 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 5.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Malik Monk averages 10.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 18.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.7 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 114.7 points per contest, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 44.8 boards per contest and 25.7 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 13.5 per game. The Kings allow 115.4 points per contest, which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 25.0 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 10th in the NBA with 112.0 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.21. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.6 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 23.8. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per contest with 12.2. The Hornets give up 111.8 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.8 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Kings are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 111.4, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 19th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Sacramento is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Hornets are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.4, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sacramento +3.5
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