Friday, December 9, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Houston Rockets travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, December 9, 2016. The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 15-7. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 112.2 points per game while giving up 106.9 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 14-8. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.4 points per game and surrendering 104.8, good for a point differential of 2.6.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 28.5 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 11.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Eric Gordon averages 17 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Russell Westbrook averages 31 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per game and has 11.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Victor Oladipo averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Houston averages 112.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 16.3 per game. The Rockets allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 107.4 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 56.6 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 23rd with 15.8 per game. The Thunder allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Thunder force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 114.1 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 97.4 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 43% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Thunder rating on offense is 106.4 and they have a defensive rating of 103.9. They get 99 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 13.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 15-7-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 12-10-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 12-10-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 9-12-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -3
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