Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The Houston Rockets travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, January 21, 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 33-12. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 114.5 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 25-19. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.6 points per game and surrendering 99.2, good for a point differential of 0.4.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 28.9 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 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Eric Gordon averages 17.8 points per game in 30.6 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 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Mike Conley averages 19.1 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Marc Gasol averages 19.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Houston averages 114.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.4 per game. The Rockets allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Memphis averages 99.6 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 8th with 13 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 19.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 115.2 and a defensive rating of 107.9. In terms of pace they average 98.7 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 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 105.2 and they have a defensive rating of 104.8. They get 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 28-17-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 25-20-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 22-22-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 20-23-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
01/19/17 F Ryan Anderson Flu "?" Friday vs. Golden State
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -3.5
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