Saturday, April 16, 2016
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The Houston Rockets travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 13.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 226.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 41-41 and a road record of 18-23. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 106.5 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. Houston is 8-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 28-24. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Warriors have an overall record of 73-9 and a home record of 39-2. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 114.9 points per game and surrendering 104.1, good for a point differential of 10.8. Golden State has a division record of 15-1 and a conference record of 46-6. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 29 points per game while playing 38.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Dwight Howard averages 13.7 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 11.8 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 49%.
Stephen Curry averages 30.1 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Draymond Green averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.5 rebounds per contest and 7.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Houston averages 106.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 15.9 per game. The Rockets allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Golden State averages 114.9 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 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 42% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 28.9 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 24th with 15.2 per game. The Warriors allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Warriors force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Rockets average 106.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 125 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 26.3 per contest. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 108.3 and a defensive rating of 108.1. In terms of pace they average 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Warriors score 116.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 105.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 9.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.4 points per game. The Warriors rating on offense is 114.5 and they have a defensive rating of 103.8. They get 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 37-45-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 46-34-2 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 43-36-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 45-36-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
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Golden State Warriors Injuries
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Josh's Pick: Take Golden State
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