Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets - 12/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets
Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T Sportsnet - Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -10.5
Toyota Center is the venue where James Harden and the Houston Rockets (15-7, 2nd in the Southwest Division) will play the Sacramento Kings (8-13, 4th in the Pacific Division) on Monday. Houston opens this contest as 10.5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 228.5.
The Kings cover the spread 61.9% of the time, having gone 13-8-0 ATS. Houston is covering the spread 50.0% of the time, going 11-11-0 against the spread.
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
12/7/2019 Bogdan Bogdanovic SG Knee Game Time Decision
12/7/2019 III Marvin Bagley III PF Thumb Game Time Decision
12/7/2019 Cory Joseph PG Back Game Time Decision
12/2/2019 De'Aaron Fox PG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
12/7/2019 Tyson Chandler C Illness Expected to be out until at least Dec 9
12/5/2019 Nene C Hip Expected to be out until at least Dec 13
11/12/2019 Eric Gordon SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 13
10/28/2019 Gerald Green SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Apr 15
Buddy Hield averages 21.0 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 4.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%. Harrison Barnes comes into this game averaging 16.5 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per night. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Russell Westbrook averages 21.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes 7.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 74%. James Harden scores 38.5 points per contest while playing 37.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.1 rebounds per contest and has 7.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 108.6 points per contest which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 23.4 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Sacramento averages 104.9 points per contest, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 42.3 boards per contest and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 15.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets give up 114.9 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.3 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per contest. Houston is 2nd in the NBA with 120.5 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.4 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 22.0. The Rockets are 11th in turnovers per contest with 15.7.
The Kings are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Sacramento is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league.
Houston is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Rockets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 14th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 104.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Houston -10.5 and over 228.5 total points
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