Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 23-35 and a road record of 7-22. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. New Orleans is 4-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 15-23. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Rockets have an overall record of 29-31 and a home record of 16-14. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per game and surrendering 107.1, good for a point differential of -1.5. Houston has a division record of 6-7 and a conference record of 21-19. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 24.1 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Ryan Anderson averages 17.1 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
James Harden averages 28.5 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 12 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 51%.
New Orleans averages 102.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Houston averages 105.7 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 16.2 per game. The Rockets allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Rockets force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Pelicans average 98.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6 per contest. The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 96.4 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 28% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Rockets score 104.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 111.3 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 -0.9 points per game. The Rockets rating on offense is 107.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.9. 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 38% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 14.5 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%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 24-34-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 29-27-2 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 26-34-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 35-23-2 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/01/16 F Anthony Davis Knee probable Wednesday vs. Houston
02/25/16 G Bryce Dejean-Jones Wrist out for season
02/23/16 C Omer Asik Ankle out indefinitely
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Houston Rockets Injuries
03/01/16 C Clint Capela Foot "?" Wednesday vs. New Orleans
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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