Thursday, April 7, 2016
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Thursday, April 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 13.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 217.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 20-58 and a road record of 7-32. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.4 as they are averaging 100.1 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. Phoenix is 5-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 14-34. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Rockets have an overall record of 38-39 and a home record of 21-17. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 106 points per game and surrendering 106.7, good for a point differential of -0.7. Houston has a division record of 8-7 and a conference record of 25-22. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Mirza Teletovic averages 11.6 points per game in 20.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
James Harden averages 28.7 points per game while playing 38.1 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 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Dwight Howard averages 13.8 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 61% and his free throw percentage is 49%.
Phoenix averages 100.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17.1 per game. The Suns allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Houston averages 106 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th 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 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 15.9 per game. The Rockets allow 106.7 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 21st and 21st 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 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Suns average 97.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 91.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -11.7 per contest. The Suns have an offensive rating of 101.8 and a defensive rating of 109.3. In terms of pace they average 98.3 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 30% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Rockets score 105.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 108 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.6 points per game. The Rockets rating on offense is 107.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. 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 14.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 33-45-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 37-41-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 34-43-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 43-32-2 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
04/06/16 F Jon Leuer Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Houston
04/04/16 PG Brandon Knight Hernia out for season
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix
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