Friday, December 2, 2016
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The Houston Rockets travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, December 2, 2016. The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 11-7. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 109.3 points per game while giving up 106.3 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 7-11. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.5 points per game and surrendering 108.7, good for a point differential of -2.2.
Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. James Harden averages 28.7 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.9 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 16.8 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Emmanuel Mudiay averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Houston averages 109.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 16.1 per game. The Rockets allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Denver averages 106.5 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 60.7 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 27th with 16.2 per game. The Nuggets allow 108.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Nuggets force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 113.3 and a defensive rating of 110.2. In terms of pace they average 96.5 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 43% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 105.3 and they have a defensive rating of 107.5. They get 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 12-6-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 9-9-0 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 11-7-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 12-6-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/01/16 F Darrell Arthur Illness "?" Friday vs. Houston
12/01/16 F Will Barton Ankle "?" Friday vs. Houston
11/15/16 G Gary Harris Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Denver -1
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