Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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The Houston Rockets head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston as 1 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 34-14. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.6 as they are averaging 114.5 points per game while giving up 107.8 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 26-17. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.3 points per game and surrendering 105.3, good for a point differential of 2.0.
James Harden comes into this game averaging 28.6 points per contest while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Rockets. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 11.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Eric Gordon averages 17.4 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Al Horford averages 15.1 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Isaiah Thomas averages 29 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
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Houston averages 114.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 15.5 per game. The Rockets allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Boston averages 107.3 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 25 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 6th with 12.6 per game. The Celtics allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 115 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 46% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 111.5 and they have a defensive rating of 109.4. They get 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 29-19-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 26-22-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 23-18-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 23-20-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Boston Celtics Injuries
01/23/17 PG Avery Bradley Achilles out indefinitely
01/23/17 PG Demetrius Jackson Illness expected to miss Tuesday vs. Washington
01/23/17 F Gerald Green Illness expected to miss Tuesday vs. Washington
01/23/17 C Tyler Zeller Illness is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Washington
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -1
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