Denver Nuggets at Houston Rockets 4/5/17 Free NBA Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 4/4/2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
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The Denver Nuggets head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 36-40. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 111.5 points per game while giving up 111.4 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 52-25. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 115.4 points per game and surrendering 109.0, good for a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 41-34-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 49-26-1 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 42-34-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 39-37-1 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
04/02/17 F Darrell Arthur Knee "?" Tuesday vs. New Orleans
04/02/17 PG Jameer Nelson Calf "?" Tuesday vs. New Orleans
04/02/17 F Will Barton Foot "?" Tuesday vs. New Orleans
03/04/17 G Mo Williams Knee out for season
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
04/04/17 G James Harden Flu missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Denver
04/02/17 F Sam Dekker Hand out indefinitely
04/02/17 F Trevor Ariza Personal "?" Wednesday vs. Denver
03/26/17 F Ryan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
Gary Harris comes into this game averaging 14.8 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Nuggets. He pulls down 3 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Nikola Jokic averages 16.5 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Eric Gordon averages 16.4 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. James Harden averages 29.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 11.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 111.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.08 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.9 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.5 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 115.4 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.35 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 5th with 15.2 per game. The Rockets allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Rockets force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 113.3 and a defensive rating of 113.2. In terms of pace they average 98 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 114.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 99.9 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 46% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denver +8.5
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