Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. The opening line for this game has Houston as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 4-13 and a road record of 1-9. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.4 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 108.9 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 7-11 and a home record of 4-7. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per game and surrendering 107.9, good for a point differential of -6.1.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 23.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Ryan Anderson averages 18.1 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
James Harden averages 29.8 points per game while playing 39.7 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 12 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
New Orleans averages 101.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.9 per game. The Pelicans allow 108.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Houston averages 101.8 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 29th with 16.8 per game. The Rockets allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Rockets force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 6-11-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 7-9-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 4-14-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 8-8-2 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/01/15 PG Norris Cole Ankle is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Memphis
12/01/15 G Tyreke Evans Knee is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Memphis
11/06/15 C Kendrick Perkins Pectoral out 2-3 months
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
11/06/15 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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