Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. The opening line for this game has Houston as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
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The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 4-8 and a road record of 2-5. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 100.4 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 4-7 and a home record of 2-5. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.8 points per game and surrendering 108.5, good for a point differential of -7.7.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 25.3 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.4 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
James Harden averages 27.3 points per game while playing 38.5 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.6 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Portland averages 100.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 15.2 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 20.5 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Houston averages 100.8 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 25th with 16.6 per game. The Rockets allow 108.5 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 27th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 25.2 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Rockets force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 5-7-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 7-4-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 3-8-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 3-6-2 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
11/12/15 C Meyers Leonard Shoulder out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/16/15 PG Patrick Beverley Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Portland
11/16/15 F Sam Dekker Back "?" Wednesday vs. Portland
11/06/15 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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