Sunday, January 15, 2017
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The Houston Rockets travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, January 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 10 point favorites. The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 31-11. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 114.3 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 8-31. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.1 points per game and surrendering 114.3, good for a point differential of -9.2.
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Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. James Harden averages 28.6 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.7 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Sean Kilpatrick averages 14.6 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Brook Lopez averages 20.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Houston averages 114.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 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 25th with 15.5 per game. The Rockets allow 107.5 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 19th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 105.1 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 30th with 17.2 per game. The Nets allow 114.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Nets force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 115.3 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 98.4 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 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Nets rating on offense is 102.6 and they have a defensive rating of 111.6. They get 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 15.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 26-16-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 24-18-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 18-19-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 22-17-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/19/16 C Clint Capela Fibula out indefinitely
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/28/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
01/14/17 G Isaiah Whitehead Knee is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Houston
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -10
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