Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Houston Rockets travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 36-38 and a road record of 16-22. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 105.9 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. Houston is 8-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 24-22. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 52-21 and a home record of 30-6. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per game and surrendering 97.9, good for a point differential of 6.1. Cleveland has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 30-14. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 28.6 points per game while playing 37.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 14.1 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 11.9 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%.
LeBron James averages 25 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Kevin Love averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.9 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Houston averages 105.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.1 per game. The Rockets allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 22nd 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 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Cleveland averages 103.9 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 9th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 97.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Rockets average 106.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.7 per contest. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 107.6 and a defensive rating of 108.5. 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 37% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Cavaliers score 106.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 105 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.4 points per game. The Cavaliers rating on offense is 110.9 and they have a defensive rating of 104.5. They get 93 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 32-42-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 42-30-2 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 32-39-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 36-37-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
03/28/16 F LeBron James Rest expected to miss Tuesday vs. Houston
Tony's Pick: Take Houston
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