Monday, November 21, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Houston Rockets travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Monday, November 21, 2016. The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 8-5. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 109.1 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 6-8. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 96.9 points per game and surrendering 97.2, good for a point differential of -0.4.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 28.7 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 12.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Eric Gordon averages 16.5 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Andre Drummond averages 14.8 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 13.8 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 51%. Tobias Harris averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Houston averages 109.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 16 per game. The Rockets allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Detroit averages 96.9 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 3rd with 11.4 per game. The Pistons allow 97.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Pistons force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 112.6 and a defensive rating of 108.3. In terms of pace they average 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 102.6 and they have a defensive rating of 103. They get 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 23% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 10.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 9-4-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 6-8-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 4-10-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/20/16 F Montrezl Harrell Calf "?" Monday vs. Detroit
11/20/16 F Trevor Ariza Ankle injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Detroit
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/22/16 PG Reggie Jackson Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit +1.5
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