Monday, January 25, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Houston Rockets travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, January 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 23-22 and a road record of 9-11. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 16-27 and a home record of 11-9. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of -2.6.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 27.6 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Dwight Howard averages 14.4 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 12.1 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Anthony Davis averages 23.3 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Ryan Anderson averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Houston averages 104.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.5 per game. The Rockets allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 6th with 13.6 per game. The Pelicans allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 18-27-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 23-20-2 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 19-24-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 19-23-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
01/24/16 PG Patrick Beverley Ankle is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Dallas
01/23/16 C Dwight Howard Ankle expected to miss Sunday vs. Dallas
01/12/16 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
01/24/16 F Dante Cunningham Illness "?" Monday vs. Houston
01/19/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out 4-6 weeks
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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