Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 20-18. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 103.6 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 30-9. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.6 points per game and surrendering 107.0, good for a point differential of 7.7.
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Cody Zeller comes into this contest averaging 10.7 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is currently at 66%. Kemba Walker averages 23.1 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Eric Gordon averages 17.8 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. James Harden averages 28.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 11.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Charlotte averages 105.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 54.8 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 11.9 per game. The Hornets allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Houston averages 114.6 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 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 53.4 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 15.7 per game. The Rockets allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Rockets force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 108.1 and a defensive rating of 106.3. In terms of pace they average 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 115.6 and they have a defensive rating of 107.9. They get 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 46% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 18-19-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-16-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 26-13-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 22-17-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/06/17 G Nicolas Batum Knee out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/19/16 C Clint Capela Fibula out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Houston
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