Thursday, February 9, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Houston Rockets travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 38-17. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 114.3 points per game while giving up 108.2 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 24-28. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per game and surrendering 104.4, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. James Harden averages 28.9 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.4 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%.
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Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kemba Walker averages 22.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% 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 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.4 per game. The Rockets allow 108.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Charlotte averages 105.2 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 2nd with 11.9 per game. The Hornets allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 114.4 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 99.2 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 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 108.1 and they have a defensive rating of 107.3. They get 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 10.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 31-24-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 29-26-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-28-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 27-25-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/08/17 F Cody Zeller Quad "?" Thursday vs. Houston
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -3.5
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