Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 10-13. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.4 as they are averaging 104.9 points per game while giving up 109.3 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 14-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 111.1 points per game and surrendering 107.4, good for a point differential of 3.7.
Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Julius Randle averages 12.5 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
James Harden averages 28.7 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 11.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Eric Gordon averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Los Angeles averages 104.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.9 per game. The Lakers allow 109.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 26 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Houston averages 111.1 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 26th with 16.2 per game. The Rockets allow 107.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Rockets force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 106.3 and a defensive rating of 110.7. In terms of pace they average 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 113.5 and they have a defensive rating of 109.7. They get 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 43% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 14.4 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 52%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 11-11-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 13-9-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 14-7-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 11-10-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/06/16 C Tarik Black Ankle doubtful Wednesday vs. Houston
12/05/16 PG Jose Calderon Hamstring expected to miss 2-4 weeks
11/29/16 F Nick Young Ankle out indefinitely
11/23/16 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/06/16 G Eric Gordon Ankle injured last game, probable Wednesday vs. LA Lakers
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -10.5
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