Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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The Houston Rockets travel to EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.5.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 28-28 and a road record of 12-15. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.5 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. Houston is 6-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 20-17. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Jazz have an overall record of 27-28 and a home record of 18-10. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 98.1 points per game and surrendering 96.8, good for a point differential of 1.3. Utah has a division record of 5-7 and a conference record of 14-19. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 28 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 14.6 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 11.9 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 53%.
Gordon Hayward averages 19.9 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Jazz. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Derrick Favors averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Houston averages 105.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.2 per game. The Rockets allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Utah averages 98.1 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Jazz rank 20th with 14.8 per game. The Jazz allow 96.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.8 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. The Jazz force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Rockets average 105.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 109.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.3 per contest. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 107.1 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 97.4 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 38% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Jazz score 98.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 0 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.2 points per game. The Jazz rating on offense is 106.4 and they have a defensive rating of 105. They get 90.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Utah turns the ball over on 14 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 50%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 24-32-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 32-22-2 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 28-26-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 24-31-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
02/22/16 F Terrence Jones Concussion is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Utah
Utah Jazz Injuries
12/27/15 PG Alec Burks Ankle out indefinitely
10/23/15 G Dante Exum Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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