Friday, March 31, 2017
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The Houston Rockets travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Friday, March 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 7 point favorites.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 51-23. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.7 as they are averaging 115.6 points per game while giving up 108.9 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 61-14. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 115.8 points per game and surrendering 104.2, good for a point differential of 11.6.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 42-32-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 38-35-1 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 36-37-2 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 28-47-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
03/28/17 F Montrezl Harrell Personal missed last game, expected to miss Thursday vs Portland
03/26/17 F Ryan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/01/17 F Kevin Durant Knee out indefinitely
Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. James Harden averages 29.3 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.3 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Stephen Curry averages 25 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Klay Thompson averages 22.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 115.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.77 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.1 per game. The Rockets allow 108.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 115.8 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11.56 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 30.5 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 9th with 14.8 per game. The Warriors allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Warriors force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th 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 99.8 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 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Warriors rating on offense is 115.4 and they have a defensive rating of 103.8. They get 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -7
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