Friday, November 13, 2015
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The Houston Rockets travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, November 13, 2015. The opening line for this game has Houston as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 4-4 and a road record of 2-1. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -6 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 108.3 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 4-4 and a home record of 2-2. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 99.4 points per game and surrendering 103.4, good for a point differential of -4.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 28.9 points per game while playing 39.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Dwight Howard averages 17.6 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 13.2 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 17.9 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Kenneth Faried averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Houston averages 102.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 54 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.9 per game. The Rockets allow 108.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 25.1 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Denver averages 99.4 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 54.2 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 19th with 15.8 per game. The Nuggets allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Nuggets force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 3-5-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/12/15 C Dwight Howard Rest "?" Friday vs. Denver
11/06/15 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/15 F Joffrey Lauvergne Back "?" Friday vs. Houston
11/12/15 F Wilson Chandler Hip out for season
10/28/15 C Jusuf Nurkic Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Denver
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