Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The Houston Rockets travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 214.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 27-26 and a road record of 11-13. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 104.9 points per game while giving up 106.3 per contest. Houston is 6-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 19-15. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Warriors have an overall record of 46-4 and a home record of 23-0. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 115.4 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of 12.6. Golden State has a division record of 11-0 and a conference record of 27-2. In their last 10 games they are 9-1.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 27.8 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 14.2 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 11.9 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Stephen Curry averages 29.8 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Draymond Green averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.6 rebounds per contest and 7.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Houston averages 104.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.2 per game. The Rockets allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Golden State averages 115.4 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 54.5 rebounds per game and 29.3 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 25th with 15.4 per game. The Warriors allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Warriors force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Rockets average 105.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 101.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.7 per contest. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 107 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 97.1 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 38% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Warriors score 114.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 122 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 14 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.8 points per game. The Warriors rating on offense is 114.9 and they have a defensive rating of 102.3. They get 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 57%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 22-31-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 29-22-2 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 29-18-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 29-21-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
02/08/16 G James Harden Hand injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Golden State
02/08/16 F Terrence Jones Concussion "?" Tuesday vs. Golden State
01/12/16 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Golden State Warriors Injuries
02/08/16 F James Michael McAdoo Toe doubtful Tuesday vs. Houston
02/06/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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