Monday, December 26, 2016
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Monday, December 26, 2016. The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 9-21. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.5 as they are averaging 107.1 points per game while giving up 113.6 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 22-9. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 112.9 points per game and surrendering 106.1, good for a point differential of 6.8.
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Eric Bledsoe averages 20 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Eric Gordon averages 17.6 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. James Harden averages 27.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 11.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Phoenix averages 107.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 54 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 16 per game. The Suns allow 113.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Houston averages 112.9 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 24th with 15.9 per game. The Rockets allow 106.1 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 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Rockets force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 104.5 and a defensive rating of 110.9. In terms of pace they average 100.7 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 28% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 114.5 and they have a defensive rating of 107.6. They get 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 45% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 14.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 14-15-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 21-9-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 20-11-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 16-15-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/19/16 C Clint Capela Fibula out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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