Sacramento Kings vs. Charlotte Hornets - 12/17/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento -5.5
Devonte' Graham and the Charlotte Hornets (12-17, 3rd in the Southeast Division) host the Sacramento Kings (12-14, 3rd in the Pacific Division) at Spectrum Center on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. The line on this contest has Sacramento as 5.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 207.
The Kings are covering the spread 61.5% of the time, having gone 16-10-0 ATS. Charlotte is covering the spread 51.7% of the time, going 15-14-0 against the spread.
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/15/2019 De'Aaron Fox PG Ankle Game Time Decision
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/15/2019 Nicolas Batum SF Hand Game Time Decision
12/15/2019 Marvin Williams PF Knee Game Time Decision
12/14/2019 P.J PF Finger Expected to be out until at least Dec 27
Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Buddy Hield averages 21.9 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Devonte' Graham averages 19.6 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 7.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Terry Rozier averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento averages 114.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.4 per game. The Kings allow 115.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.0 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 19th in the league with 110.7 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Hornets surrender 111.8 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 26.0 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game.
The Kings are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 21st. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 20th 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. Sacramento is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Hornets are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.4, and their defensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sacramento -5.5
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