Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Houston Rockets travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 2-1. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 103.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 3-0. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.3 points per game and surrendering 92.7, good for a point differential of 12.7.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 29.3 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Eric Gordon averages 17 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Lebron James averages 21 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 10 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 65%. Kyrie Irving averages 25 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Houston averages 104.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 17 per game. The Rockets allow 103.3 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 14th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 17 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Cleveland averages 105.3 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 54.3 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 13th with 14 per game. The Cavaliers allow 92.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 58.7 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 16.7 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Cavaliers force 19 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 109 and a defensive rating of 107.9. In terms of pace they average 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 108.2 and they have a defensive rating of 95.2. They get 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 16.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 44%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 2-1-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 0-3-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
10/31/16 G James Harden Ankle injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Cleveland
10/21/16 PG Patrick Beverley Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
10/31/16 F Channing Frye Personal "?" Tuesday vs. Houston
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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