Monday, April 18, 2016
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The Houston Rockets travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Monday, April 18, 2016. The Warriors lead the series 1-0. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 12.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 221.5.
The Rockets had a regular season record of 41-41 and a road record of 18-23. They were 4th in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of 0.2 as they averaged 106.5 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. Houston was 8-8 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 28-24. The Warriors had a regular season record of 73-9 and a home record of 39-2. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They averaged 114.9 points per game and surrendered 104.1, good for a point differential of 10.8. Golden State had a division record of 15-1 and a conference record of 46-6.
James Harden comes into this contest after averaging 29 points per game while playing 38.1 minutes per night this season for the Rockets. He pulled down 6.1 rebounds per game and dished out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage was at 86%. Dwight Howard averaged 13.7 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averaged 1.4 assists per contest and 11.8 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage was 62% for the year while his free throw percentage was 49%.
Stephen Curry averaged 30.1 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabbed 5.4 rebounds per game and had 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 50% and his free throw percentage was at 91%. Draymond Green averaged 14 points per game this season and he saw the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averaged 9.5 rebounds per contest and 7.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage was 70%.
Houston averaged 106.2 points per contest this season which ranked them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -0.1 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team which had them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 20th in the league. They averaged 53.2 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranked them 10th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 27th with 16 per game. The Rockets allowed 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 25th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 53.8 rebounds a game which ranked 23rd and they gave up 24.6 assists per contest which put them in 29th place in the league. They forced 16.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 1st in the league.
Golden State averaged 114.8 points per game this year which ranked them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin was 10.9 and their shooting percentage was 49% as a team which had them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 42% which was good for 1st in the NBA. They averaged 53.8 rebounds per game and 28.9 assists per contest which ranked them 4th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors ranked 25th with 15.2 per game. The Warriors allowed 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 19th in the league. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 52.7 rebounds a game which ranked 21st and they gave up 22.2 assists per contest which put them in 16th place in the league. The Warriors forced 14.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 15th in the NBA.
The Rockets averaged 106.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -1.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11 per contest. The Rockets had an offensive rating of 108.3 and a defensive rating of 108.1. In terms of pace they averaged 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 52%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Houston turned the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they forced 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%.
The Warriors scored 116 ppg at home and they have averaged 107 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 17.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they had a difference of 14.7 points per game. The Warriors rating on offense was 114.5 and they had a defensive rating of 103.8. They had 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempted 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turned the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 48%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets were 37-45-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets were 46-34-2 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors were 43-36-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors were 45-36-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Golden State Warriors Injuries
04/16/16 PG Stephen Curry Ankle "?" Monday vs. Houston
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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