Houston Rockets at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/27/2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
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The Houston Rockets head to Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, October 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 4 point favorites.
The Rockets head into this matchup with a mark of 4-1. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 105.8 points per contest while giving up 102.8 per game. The Hornets have an overall mark of 2-2. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.8 points per contest and giving up 97.3, which is a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 2-3-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 1-4-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 0-4-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
10/26/17 C Nene Hilario Achilles is doubtful Friday vs. Charlotte
10/25/17 F Trevor Ariza Foot is OUT Friday vs. vs Charlotte and Saturday vs Memphis
10/20/17 PG Chris Paul Knee is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
10/25/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is "?" Friday vs Houston
10/16/17 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 G Nicolas Batum Elbow OUT 6-8 weeks
James Harden comes into this game averaging 26.4 points per contest while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per contest and distributes 9.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Eric Gordon averages 24.6 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.6 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest for Houston. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Dwight Howard has scored 13.3 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game this season for the Hornets. He hauls in 17.8 rebounds per contest and has 0.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 37%. Kemba Walker averages 21 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 35 minutes per game. He also brings in 4 rebounds per game and 6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 105.8 points per contest this year, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 28%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 43.8 boards per contest and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 16 per game. The Rockets allow 102.8 points per contest which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 23.4 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 23rd in the NBA with 100.8 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.5. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 50.3 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 17. The Hornets are 12th in turnovers per contest with 16.5. The Hornets give up 97.3 points per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 21.3 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 44.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Rockets are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 9th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 12th in the league.
Charlotte is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 29th in the league. The Hornets are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 101, and their defensive rating of 97.5 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 22nd. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -4
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