Sunday, November 29, 2015
Madison Square Garden
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The Houston Rockets travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Sunday, November 29, 2015. The opening line for this game has New York as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 6-10 and a road record of 2-3. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.5 as they are averaging 100.8 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 8-9 and a home record of 3-5. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 96.1 points per game and surrendering 97.8, good for a point differential of -1.7.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 30.1 points per game while playing 39.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Dwight Howard averages 13.6 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 12.7 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 22.1 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Houston averages 100.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 17.4 per game. The Rockets allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
New York averages 96.1 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 55 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 4th with 13.6 per game. The Knicks allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 18.4 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Knicks force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 3-13-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 6-8-2 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 10-7-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 5-11-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
11/06/15 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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