Sunday, January 29, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Houston Rockets travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, January 29, 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 35-15. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 114.5 points per game while giving up 108.3 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 24-22. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.6 points per game and surrendering 106.8, good for a point differential of -1.1.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 29.1 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 11.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Eric Gordon averages 17.4 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Paul George averages 22.7 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 93%. Jeff Teague averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 8.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Houston averages 114.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 15.7 per game. The Rockets allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Indiana averages 105.7 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 48.7 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 17th with 14.3 per game. The Pacers allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Pacers force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 114.8 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 99.1 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 13.9 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 Pacers rating on offense is 107.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 29-21-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 27-23-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 19-27-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 26-20-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
01/27/17 G Eric Gordon Back missed last game, "?"
Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/29/16 PG Rodney Stuckey Hamstring out indefinitely
01/27/17 F Kevin Seraphin Knee "?"
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -3.5
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