Thursday, December 1, 2016
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The Houston Rockets travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, December 1, 2016. The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 11-7. They are 3rd 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 Warriors have an overall record of 16-2. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 117.6 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of 12.7.
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%.
Kevin Durant averages 27.1 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Stephen Curry averages 26.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Houston averages 109.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th 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 4th in the league. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.1 per game. The Rockets allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd 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 13th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Golden State averages 117.6 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.7 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 31.1 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 19th with 14.8 per game. The Warriors allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Warriors force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th 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 Warriors rating on offense is 117.1 and they have a defensive rating of 104.4. They get 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 57%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
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
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 9-8-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 10-8-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/22/16 C Damian Jones Pectoral out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -10.5
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