Friday, March 11, 2016
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The Houston Rockets travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, March 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 222.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 32-32 and a road record of 15-18. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 106.9 per contest. Houston is 7-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 22-19. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Celtics have an overall record of 39-26 and a home record of 23-10. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.2 points per game and surrendering 101.9, good for a point differential of 4.3. Boston has a division record of 8-5 and a conference record of 26-17. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 29 points per game while playing 37.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 15 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 12.1 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 51%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 21.8 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Avery Bradley averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Houston averages 105.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.2 per game. The Rockets allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Boston averages 106.2 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 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 26th in the NBA. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 12th with 13.8 per game. The Celtics allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Celtics force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Rockets average 107.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 110.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4 per contest. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 107.3 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 97.6 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 38% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Celtics score 106.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 108 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.4 points per game. The Celtics rating on offense is 107 and they have a defensive rating of 102.7. They get 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 28-36-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 37-25-2 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 35-28-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 33-31-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Boston Celtics Injuries
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Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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