Tuesday, January 17, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Houston Rockets travel to American Airlines Arena to play the Miami Heat on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 9.5 point favorites. The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 32-11. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 114.9 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 11-30. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 98.3 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of -4.5.
Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. James Harden averages 28.4 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.7 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Hassan Whiteside averages 17.6 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Heat. He grabs 14.3 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 55%. Goran Dragic averages 19 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Houston averages 114.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.5 per game. The Rockets allow 107.6 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 19th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Miami averages 98.3 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Heat rank 9th with 13.2 per game. The Heat allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Heat force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 115.6 and a defensive rating of 108.3. In terms of pace they average 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. 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 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Heat rating on offense is 103 and they have a defensive rating of 107.7. They get 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Miami turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 27-16-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 25-18-0 against the over/under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 19-22-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 19-22-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
01/16/17 C Clint Capela Fibula "?" Tuesday vs. Miami
Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
01/16/17 F Willie Reed Sternum "?" Tuesday vs. Houston
01/09/17 G Josh Richardson Foot out indefinitely
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -9.5
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