Thursday, December 31, 2015
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Thursday, December 31, 2015. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.
The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 29-1 and a road record of 14-1. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 13.5 as they are averaging 114.8 points per game while giving up 101.4 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 16-17 and a home record of 10-8. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.1 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of -1.5.
Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 30.5 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Klay Thompson averages 19.6 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
James Harden averages 28.4 points per game while playing 38.1 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.6 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 51%.
Golden State averages 114.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 55.3 rebounds per game and 28.6 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 16.1 per game. The Warriors allow 101.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Houston averages 104.1 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 28th with 16.8 per game. The Rockets allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Rockets force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 19-10-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 18-12-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 13-20-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 14-17-2 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/30/15 F Draymond Green Ankle probable Wednesday vs. Dallas
12/30/15 PG Stephen Curry Leg is downgraded to "?" Wednesday vs. Dallas
12/29/15 C Festus Ezeli Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Dallas
12/29/15 F Harrison Barnes Ankle expected to miss Wednesday vs. Dallas & Thursday vs. Houston
12/29/15 G Leandro Barbosa Shoulder expected to miss Wednesday vs. Dallas & Thursday vs. Houston
10/29/15 F Kevon Looney Hip out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/29/15 F Terrence Jones Illness probable Thursday vs. Golden State
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State
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