Tuesday, December 8, 2015
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The Houston Rockets travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. The opening line for this game has Houston as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.5.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 10-11 and a road record of 4-4. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.4 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 5-15 and a home record of 4-4. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 95.6 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of -7.3.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 29.3 points per game while playing 39.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 13.5 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 12.7 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Brook Lopez averages 20.1 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jarrett Jack averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Houston averages 102.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.6 per game. The Rockets allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 95.5 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 16th with 15 per game. The Nets allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Nets force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 7-14-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 9-10-2 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 11-9-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 8-11-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 C Andrea Bargnani Hamstring doubtful Tuesday vs. Houston
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle expected to miss Tuesday vs. Houston
12/07/15 G Sergey Karasev Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Houston
10/28/15 F Chris McCullough Knee out indefinitely
10/28/15 F Willie Reed Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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