Sunday, April 10, 2016
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Sunday, April 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 12 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 16-63 and a road record of 5-34. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.3 as they are averaging 97.4 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. Los Angeles is 2-14 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 7-42. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Rockets have an overall record of 38-41 and a home record of 21-18. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per game and surrendering 106.6, good for a point differential of -0.8. Houston has a division record of 8-8 and a conference record of 25-24. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.5 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
James Harden averages 28.7 points per game while playing 38.2 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 7.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Dwight Howard averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.8 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 49%.
Los Angeles averages 97.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 18 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.6 per game. The Lakers allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Houston averages 105.8 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 53 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 16 per game. The Rockets allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Rockets force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Lakers average 98.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 88 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -12.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13.3 per contest. The Lakers have an offensive rating of 101.8 and a defensive rating of 111.5. In terms of pace they average 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Rockets score 105.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 106.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.4 points per game. The Rockets rating on offense is 107.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 14.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.7 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 35-43-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 35-44-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 34-45-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 44-33-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
04/05/16 F Brandon Bass None out for season
04/05/16 G Louis Williams None out for season
03/05/16 F Anthony Brown Foot out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Houston
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