Friday, December 23, 2016
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The Houston Rockets travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, December 23, 2016. The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 22-8. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 113.0 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 19-12. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 96.8 points per game and surrendering 96.9, good for a point differential of 0.0.
Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. James Harden averages 27.8 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.7 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Marc Gasol averages 20.1 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Zach Randolph averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Houston averages 113 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 16 per game. The Rockets allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Memphis averages 96.8 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 20 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 15th with 13.7 per game. The Grizzlies allow 96.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 18.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 114.5 and a defensive rating of 107.2. In terms of pace they average 97.7 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 45% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 102 and they have a defensive rating of 102. They get 92.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 46%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 20-10-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 15-15-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 16-15-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 12-18-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/19/16 C Clint Capela Fibula out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/15/16 F Deyonta Davis Foot out indefinitely
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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