Sunday, April 3, 2016
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Sunday, April 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 223.5.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 53-23 and a road record of 22-14. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.4 as they are averaging 110.1 points per game while giving up 102.7 per contest. Oklahoma City is 42706 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 35-11. They are 42614 in their last 10 games. The Rockets have an overall record of 37-39 and a home record of 20-17. 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 42589 and a conference record of 24-22. In their last 10 games they are 42466.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 23.8 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kevin Durant averages 28 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
James Harden averages 28.5 points per game while playing 38 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 7.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Dwight Howard averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.9 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 49%.
Oklahoma City averages 110.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 56.6 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.7 per game. The Thunder allow 102.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Houston averages 105.8 points per game this year which ranks them 4th 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 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 17th 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 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.7 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 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Thunder average 110.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5 per contest. The Thunder have an offensive rating of 113.1 and a defensive rating of 105.5. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Rockets score 104.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 102.3 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 0.4 points per game. The Rockets rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 97.5 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 14.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-41-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 35-41-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 33-43-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 42-32-2 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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