San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets Free NBA Picks & Odds 11-12-2016
by Josh Schonwald - 11/11/2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 5-3. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 97.6 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 5-3. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 107.9 points per game and surrendering 106.8, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Lamarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kawhi Leonard averages 27.4 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 97%.
Eric Gordon averages 15.4 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. James Harden averages 30.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 13 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
San Antonio averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 11.9 per game. The Spurs allow 97.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Houston averages 107.9 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 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 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 17.6 per game. The Rockets allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 20.2 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Rockets force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 108.7 and a defensive rating of 103.9. In terms of pace they average 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 111.4 and they have a defensive rating of 110.2. They get 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 43% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 16 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 5-3-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 5-3-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 3-5-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/10/16 PG Tony Parker Knee "?" Friday vs. Detroit
Houston Rockets Injuries
10/21/16 PG Patrick Beverley Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Houston +3.5
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