Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Houston Rockets travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 35-35 and a road record of 16-20. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 106.1 points per game while giving up 107 per contest. Houston is 8-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 24-20. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Thunder have an overall record of 48-22 and a home record of 27-9. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.2 points per game and surrendering 103, good for a point differential of 7.2. Oklahoma City has a division record of 11-2 and a conference record of 31-11. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 28.6 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 14.5 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 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 51%.
Russell Westbrook averages 23.8 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 10.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kevin Durant averages 28 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Houston averages 106.1 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 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.1 per game. The Rockets allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.7 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.
Oklahoma City averages 110.2 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 56.7 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 26th with 15.8 per game. The Thunder allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Thunder force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Rockets average 107 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106.3 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 -7.7 per contest. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 107.8 and a defensive rating of 108.6. 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 14.3 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 Thunder score 109 ppg at home and they have averaged 118.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 13 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9 points per game. The Thunder rating on offense is 112.9 and they have a defensive rating of 105.6. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Oklahoma City turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 30-40-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 41-27-2 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 30-38-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 32-38-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
03/21/16 G James Harden Ankle injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
03/21/16 F Kevin Durant Elbow probable Tuesday vs. Houston
03/21/16 F Kyle Singler Back "?" Tuesday vs. Houston
03/21/16 C Steven Adams Elbow injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Houston
Tony's Pick: Take Houston
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