Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 22-5. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 104.1 points per game while giving up 97.8 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 21-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 113.1 points per game and surrendering 105.8, good for a point differential of 7.3.
Lamarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kawhi Leonard averages 24 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Eric Gordon averages 17.5 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. James Harden averages 27.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 11.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
San Antonio averages 104.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.2 per game. The Spurs allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Houston averages 113.1 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 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 4th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 25th with 16.1 per game. The Rockets allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Rockets force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 110.8 and a defensive rating of 104.1. In terms of pace they average 94 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 114.3 and they have a defensive rating of 106.9. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 45% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 14.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 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 15-12-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 15-12-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 19-9-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 14-14-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/19/16 C Clint Capela Leg injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. San Antonio
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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