Friday, January 6, 2017
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The Houston Rockets travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Friday, January 6, 2017. The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 27-9. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 114.6 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 16-21. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 99.2 points per game and surrendering 103.6, good for a point differential of -4.4.
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Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. James Harden averages 28.4 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.9 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 13.1 points per game while playing 28 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 59%. Evan Fournier averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Houston averages 114.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 15.9 per game. The Rockets allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Orlando averages 99.2 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 7th with 12.8 per game. The Magic allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Magic force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 115.4 and a defensive rating of 107.5. In terms of pace they average 98.4 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 14 times per 100 possessions and they force 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Magic rating on offense is 103.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.2. They get 95.2 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 31% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 11.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 24-12-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 20-16-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 15-20-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 17-20-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/19/16 C Clint Capela Fibula out indefinitely
01/04/17 PG Patrick Beverley Wrist is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Oklahoma City
Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando
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