Friday, December 25, 2015
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Friday, December 25, 2015. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 25-5 and a road record of 9-5. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 13.6 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 88.8 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 15-15 and a home record of 9-7. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.1 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of -1.5.
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 21 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
James Harden averages 28.8 points per game while playing 38.2 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 51%.
San Antonio averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 13.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14 per game. The Spurs allow 88.8 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 categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Houston averages 104.1 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 28th with 16.8 per game. The Rockets allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Rockets force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 20-9-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 12-18-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 12-18-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 12-16-2 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Houston
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