Sunday, November 27, 2016
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The Houston Rockets travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Sunday, November 27, 2016. The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 10-6. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 108.5 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 9-9. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.4 points per game and surrendering 112.8, good for a point differential of -3.4.
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Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. James Harden averages 28.3 points per game in 37.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 12.4 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
C.J. McCollum averages 22 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Damian Lillard averages 28.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Houston averages 108.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.9 per game. The Rockets allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Portland averages 109.4 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 51.1 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 13th with 13.8 per game. The Blazers allow 112.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Blazers force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 112 and a defensive rating of 108.3. In terms of pace they average 96.9 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 44% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 108.9 and they have a defensive rating of 112.3. They get 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 11-5-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 7-9-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 6-12-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 12-6-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Portland Blazers Injuries
11/13/16 F Al-Farouq Aminu Calf out indefinitely
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Portland -1.5
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