Monday, December 12, 2016
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Monday, December 12, 2016. The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 6-16. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.0 as they are averaging 106.0 points per game while giving up 114.9 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 17-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 111.6 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of 5.9.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Sean Kilpatrick averages 16.1 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
James Harden averages 27.8 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 11.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Eric Gordon averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Brooklyn averages 106 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.9 per game. The Nets allow 114.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.9 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 25 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Houston averages 111.6 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 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 52.9 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 25th with 16.2 per game. The Rockets allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Rockets force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Nets have an offensive rating of 103.4 and a defensive rating of 112.1. In terms of pace they average 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 113.9 and they have a defensive rating of 107.9. They get 97.2 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 13.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 11-10-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 16-6-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 17-7-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 12-12-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/03/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/11/16 F Montrezl Harrell Knee injured last game, probable Monday vs. Brooklyn
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -15.5
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