Charlotte Hornets at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/13/2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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The Charlotte Hornets head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 12.5 point favorites.
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The Hornets head into this matchup with a mark of 10-16. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.6 as they are averaging 105.1 points per contest while giving up 106.7 per game. The Rockets have an overall mark of 21-4. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 115.0 points per contest and giving up 104.0, which is a point differential of 11.0.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 11-14-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 12-13-1 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 14-11-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 12-13-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/11/17 G/F Nicolas Batum Elbow is "?" Wednesday vs Houston
12/07/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jeremy Lamb comes into this game averaging 14.8 points per contest while playing 27.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Kemba Walker averages 22.5 points per contest in 35.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.2 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
James Harden has scored 32 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per game this season for the Rockets. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 9.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Eric Gordon averages 19 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.1 rebounds per game and 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 105.1 points per contest this year, which is 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.62 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 46.7 boards per contest and 20.4 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 13.5 per game. The Hornets allow 106.7 points per contest which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 22.7 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 2nd in the NBA with 115 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 11. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.1 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 23. The Rockets are 11th in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The Rockets give up 104 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 22.4 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 40.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per contest this year.
The Hornets are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 29th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league.
Houston is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Rockets are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.7, and their defensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -12.5
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