Wednesday, December 21, 2016
US Airways Center
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The Houston Rockets travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 21-7. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 113.1 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 8-20. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.4 points per game and surrendering 113.1, good for a point differential of -6.8.
Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 17.5 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 27.7 points per game in 36.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.8 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%.
Devin Booker averages 18.8 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Eric Bledsoe averages 20 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Houston averages 113.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 53.5 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 16.1 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 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Phoenix averages 106.4 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 24th with 16.1 per game. The Suns allow 113.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Suns force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 114.3 and a defensive rating of 106.9. In terms of pace they average 97.9 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 14.2 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 Suns rating on offense is 103.5 and they have a defensive rating of 110.1. They get 100.9 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 28% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 19-9-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 14-14-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 13-14-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 19-9-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/19/16 C Clint Capela Fibula out indefinitely
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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