Monday, December 5, 2016
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The Boston Celtics travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Monday, December 5, 2016. The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 12-8. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 103.8 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 13-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 111.3 points per game and surrendering 107.5, good for a point differential of 3.8.
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Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Isaiah Thomas averages 26.3 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
James Harden averages 28.3 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 11.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Eric Gordon averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Boston averages 104.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 12.3 per game. The Celtics allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.7 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Houston averages 111.3 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 16.1 per game. The Rockets allow 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Rockets force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 109.1 and a defensive rating of 108.3. In terms of pace they average 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 113.8 and they have a defensive rating of 109.9. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 43% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 14.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 10-10-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 7-13-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 14-6-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/04/16 F Trevor Ariza Leg injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Boston
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -5
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