Friday, March 10, 2017
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The Houston Rockets head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Friday, March 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 6 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 44-21. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.7 as they are averaging 115.1 points per game while giving up 108.4 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 31-33. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of -0.8.
James Harden comes into this game averaging 29.1 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Rockets. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 11.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Eric Gordon averages 16.9 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jimmy Butler averages 23.8 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwyane Wade averages 18.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
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Houston averages 115.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.65 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.1 per game. The Rockets allow 108.4 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 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Chicago averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.86 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 19th with 13.4 per game. The Bulls allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Bulls force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 115.2 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 99.3 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 47% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Bulls rating on offense is 107.2 and they have a defensive rating of 108.1. They get 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 24% of their shot attempts. Chicago turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 37-28-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 34-30-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 31-33-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 24-40-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
03/08/17 F Ryan Anderson Back "?" Friday vs. Chicago
Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/09/17 G Dwyane Wade Quad "?" Friday vs. Houston
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -6
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