Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Houston Rockets travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 2-1. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 103.3 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 1-1. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 99.5 points per game and surrendering 110.5, good for a point differential of -11.
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James Harden comes into this contest averaging 29.3 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Eric Gordon averages 17 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 19.5 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 1 assist per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Houston averages 104.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 17 per game. The Rockets allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 17 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
New York averages 99.5 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -11 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 21st with 15.5 per game. The Knicks allow 110.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 57 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 25 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Knicks force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 109 and a defensive rating of 107.9. In terms of pace they average 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 100.8 and they have a defensive rating of 112. They get 98.7 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 29% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 14.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 1-2-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 1-1-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
10/31/16 G James Harden Ankle injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Cleveland
10/21/16 PG Patrick Beverley Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
New York Knicks Injuries
10/31/16 C Joakim Noah Ear probable Tuesday vs. Detroit
10/31/16 G Ron Baker Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Detroit
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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