Thursday, November 17, 2016
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The Portland Blazers travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Thursday, November 17, 2016. The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 7-5. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 107.0 points per game while giving up 111.3 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 6-4. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 107.8 points per game and surrendering 104.8, good for a point differential of 3.0.
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C.J. McCollum comes into this contest averaging 21.7 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Blazers. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Damian Lillard averages 29.8 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Eric Gordon averages 16.6 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. James Harden averages 30.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 12.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Portland averages 107 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Blazers allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 59.9 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 18.4 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Houston averages 107.8 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 17.4 per game. The Rockets allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Rockets force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Blazers have an offensive rating of 106 and a defensive rating of 110.3. In terms of pace they average 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 111.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 96.6 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 44% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 15.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 4-8-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 8-4-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 3-7-0 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Injuries
11/13/16 F Al-Farouq Aminu Calf out indefinitely
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/16/16 PG Patrick Beverley Knee expected to miss Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -3.5
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