Sunday, March 27, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Houston Rockets travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, March 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 36-37 and a road record of 16-21. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 106 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. Houston is 8-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 24-22. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Pacers have an overall record of 38-33 and a home record of 22-13. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 100.1, good for a point differential of 1.5. Indiana has a division record of 6-7 and a conference record of 24-18. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 28.5 points per game while playing 37.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 14.1 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 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 50%.
Paul George averages 23.4 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. George Hill averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Houston averages 106 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.1 per game. The Rockets allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Indiana averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 20th with 14.8 per game. The Pacers allow 100.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Pacers force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Rockets average 107 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1 per contest. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 107.7 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 97.6 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 37% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 14.4 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 Pacers score 102 ppg at home and they have averaged 98 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.9 points per game. The Pacers rating on offense is 103.9 and they have a defensive rating of 102.4. They get 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 32-41-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 42-29-2 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 36-35-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 32-39-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/25/16 G Paul George Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Brooklyn
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana
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