Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 213.5.
The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 24-27 and a road record of 9-16. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 102.2 points per game while giving up 102.3 per contest. Portland is 8-3 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 18-15. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Rockets have an overall record of 27-25 and a home record of 16-12. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 105.4 points per game and surrendering 106.5, good for a point differential of -1.1. Houston has a division record of 6-6 and a conference record of 19-14. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 24 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.9 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
James Harden averages 27.7 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 7.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.9 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Portland averages 102.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.7 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Houston averages 105.4 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 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 36% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 16 per game. The Rockets allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.3 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 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Trail Blazers average 99.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.7 per contest. The Trail Blazers have an offensive rating of 107.1 and a defensive rating of 107.2. In terms of pace they average 95 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Portland turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Rockets score 105.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 116 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 6 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0 points per game. The Rockets rating on offense is 107.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 97.1 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 14.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 27-24-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 26-24-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 22-30-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 29-21-2 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
02/05/16 F Noah Vonleh Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Houston
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
02/05/16 F Montrezl Harrell Illness "?" Saturday vs. Portland
02/05/16 F Terrence Jones Facial "?" Saturday vs. Portland
01/12/16 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Portland
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