Saturday, November 7, 2015
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The Houston Rockets travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 218.5.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 2-3 and a road record of 0-1. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -10 as they are averaging 99 points per game while giving up 109 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 4-1 and a home record of 3-0. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.8 points per game and surrendering 101.8, good for a point differential of 6.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 23.8 points per game while playing 39 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 29% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Dwight Howard averages 16 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Blake Griffin averages 28.2 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 9.4 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Chris Paul averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 8.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Houston averages 99 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 27% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 16.8 per game. The Rockets allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 107.8 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 55.8 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 4th with 12.8 per game. The Clippers allow 101.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 59 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Clippers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 1-4-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 1-4-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/06/15 G Corey Brewer Thigh probable Friday vs. Sacramento
11/06/15 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
11/06/15 PG Patrick Beverley Concussion expected to miss Friday vs. Sacramento; doubtful Saturday vs. LA Clippers
11/06/15 F Terrence Jones Eye is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Sacramento
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/06/15 F Blake Griffin Knee injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Houston
11/06/15 PG Chris Paul Groin injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Houston
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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