Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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The Houston Rockets head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 1 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 42-19. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.7 as they are averaging 115.0 points per game while giving up 108.4 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 36-23. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 108.1 points per game and surrendering 104.7, good for a point differential of 3.4.
Eric Gordon comes into this game averaging 17.1 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this year for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. James Harden averages 28.8 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.3 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Blake Griffin averages 22.3 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. DeAndre Jordan averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.7 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
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Houston averages 115 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.67 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.3 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 21st and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 108.1 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.36 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 24th with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Clippers force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 114.8 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 99.5 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 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 111.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.1. They get 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 34-27-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 32-29-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 30-29-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 32-26-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
02/28/17 C Diamond Stone Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Houston
Tony's Pick: Take Houston +1
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