Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 10/17/2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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The Houston Rockets head to Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 9 point favorites.
The Rockets head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 55-27. They were 2nd in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of 5.7 as they averaged 115.3 points per contest while giving up 109.6 per game. The Warriors had an overall mark of 67-15 last year. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They averaged 115.9 points per contest and gave up 104.3, which was a point differential of 11.6.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets were 42-39-1 against the spread last season
The Houston Rockets were 41-40-1 against the over/under last year
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors were 39-39-4 against the spread last season
The Golden State Warriors were 32-50-0 against the over/under last year
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
10/13/17 PG Chris Paul Knee probable Tuesday vs. Golden State
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/14/17 G Andre Iguodala Back "?" Tuesday vs. Houston
10/14/17 F Draymond Green Back probable Tuesday vs. Houston
10/14/17 F Kevin Durant Illness probable Tuesday vs. Houston
10/14/17 F Omri Casspi Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Houston
James Harden comes into this game after averaging 29.1 points per contest while playing 36.4 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 8.1 rebounds per contest and distributed 11.2 assists per game. His FG percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage was 85%. Chris Paul averaged 18.1 points per contest in 31.5 minutes per game last year. He averaged 9.2 assists per game and 5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 48% for the season while his free throw percentage was 89%.
Stephen Curry scored 25.3 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 4.5 rebounds per contest and had 6.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage finished at 90%. Kevin Durant averaged 25.1 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 33.4 minutes per game. He also brought in 8.3 rebounds per game and had 4.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 54% and his free throw percentage was 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averaged 115.3 points per contest last year, which was 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin was 5.77 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a unit, which had them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shot 36%, which was good for 15th in the NBA. They averaged 44.4 boards per contest and 25.2 assists per game, which ranked them 8th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 6th with 15.1 per game. The Rockets allowed 109.6 points per contest, which was 26th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 44.1 rebounds a game which ranked 19th, and they allowed 24.1 assists per game which put them in 26th place in the league. They forced 15.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 26th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State was 1st in the NBA with 115.9 points per contest last season. They were 1st in the league in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin was 11.63. They shot 38% from beyond the arc, which was good for 3rd in the league. They were 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.4 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 30.4. The Warriors were 9th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Warriors gave up 104.3 points per game, which ranked them 11th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive statistics. They ranked 13th with 22.7 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 43.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors were 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest last year.
The Rockets were 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.7, and their defensive rating of 109 was ranked 13th last season. In terms of pace they were 3rd in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% was 3rd. As a team they were 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3 pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston was 7th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%, which was 10th in the league.
Golden State was 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 49%, which was 30th in the NBA. The Warriors were 1st in the league in defensive rating with 104, and their offensive rating of 115.6 was ranked 29th. They were 4th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% was 1st. As a unit they were 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -9
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