Saturday, February 27, 2016
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 211.5.
The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 49-9 and a road record of 21-9. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 12.6 as they are averaging 105.1 points per game while giving up 92.4 per contest. San Antonio is 8-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 29-5. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Rockets have an overall record of 29-29 and a home record of 16-13. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 105.6 points per game and surrendering 106.8, good for a point differential of -1.2. Houston has a division record of 6-6 and a conference record of 21-18. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 16.7 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
James Harden averages 28.6 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Dwight Howard averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 12 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 52%.
San Antonio averages 105.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 25 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.4 per game. The Spurs allow 92.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Houston averages 105.6 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 16.2 per game. The Rockets allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Rockets force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Spurs average 103.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13.7 per contest. The Spurs have an offensive rating of 111.2 and a defensive rating of 97.9. In terms of pace they average 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Rockets score 104.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 116.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.6 points per game. The Rockets rating on offense is 107.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 97.3 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 14.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 35-22-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 27-30-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 26-32-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 34-22-2 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
02/20/16 C Matt Bonner Calf out indefinitely
02/04/16 G Manu Ginobili Groin expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Houston Rockets Injuries
02/19/16 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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