Tuesday, December 27, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Houston Rockets travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 22-9. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 112.9 points per game while giving up 106.1 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 9-21. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 94.1 points per game and surrendering 99.6, good for a point differential of -5.6.
Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. James Harden averages 27.4 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.9 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
J.J. Barea averages 14.5 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 96%. Harrison Barnes averages 20.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Houston averages 112.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.9 per game. The Rockets allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Dallas averages 94.1 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 19 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 5th with 12.3 per game. The Mavericks allow 99.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 114.5 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 102.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 91.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 20-11-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 16-15-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 14-16-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 13-17-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/19/16 C Clint Capela Fibula out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/25/16 C Andrew Bogut Knee "?" Monday vs. New Orleans
12/25/16 PG Jose Juan Barea Achilles is downgraded to expected to miss Monday vs. New Orleans
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas
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