Friday, December 16, 2016
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Friday, December 16, 2016. The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 8-18. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.3 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 107.0 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 19-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 112.8 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of 6.9.
Tim Frazier comes into this contest averaging 11 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Anthony Davis averages 30.5 points per game in 38.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 11.3 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Eric Gordon averages 17 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. James Harden averages 27.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 11.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
New Orleans averages 102.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.3 per game. The Pelicans allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Houston averages 112.8 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 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 53.1 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 25th with 16.1 per game. The Rockets allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Rockets force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 102.4 and a defensive rating of 106.7. In terms of pace they average 98 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 114.6 and they have a defensive rating of 107.6. They get 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 44% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 14.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 11-14-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 14-12-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 18-8-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 14-12-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jrue Holiday Toe probable Thursday vs. Indiana
12/14/16 PG Tim Frazier Wrist doubtful Thursday vs. Indiana
12/14/16 G Tyreke Evans Calf "?" Thursday vs. Indiana
11/25/16 F Dante Cunningham Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -10
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