Saturday, January 2, 2016
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The Houston Rockets travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 12 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 16-18 and a road record of 6-9. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.5 as they are averaging 104.2 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 28-6 and a home record of 19-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102 points per game and surrendering 88.6, good for a point differential of 13.5.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 28.4 points per game while playing 38 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 13.5 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 11.7 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 15.5 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Kawhi Leonard averages 20.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Houston averages 104.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.7 per game. The Rockets allow 105.8 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 27th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.4 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
San Antonio averages 102 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 8th with 14.1 per game. The Spurs allow 88.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 13-21-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 15-17-2 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 22-11-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 13-21-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/01/16 F Tim Duncan Knee missed last 3 games, probable Saturday vs. Houston
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio
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