Saturday, December 12, 2015
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The opening line for this game has Houston as 12 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.5.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 3-19 and a road record of 2-13. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.8 as they are averaging 97.5 points per game while giving up 106.3 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 11-12 and a home record of 6-7. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 107.2, good for a point differential of -4.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 31% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.2 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
James Harden averages 29 points per game while playing 39.1 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.2 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Los Angeles averages 97.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.3 per game. The Lakers allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Houston averages 103.3 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 29th with 17 per game. The Rockets allow 107.2 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 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Rockets force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 8-14-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 9-13-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 8-15-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 10-11-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/10/15 PG Jordan Clarkson Ankle injured last game, "?" Friday vs. San Antonio
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/11/15 F Trevor Ariza Back "?" Saturday vs. LA Lakers
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Houston
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