Sunday, April 2, 2017
US Airways Center
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The Houston Rockets head to US Airways Center to take on the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 10.5 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 51-25. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.4 as they are averaging 115.3 points per game while giving up 108.9 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 22-54. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.1 points per game and surrendering 112.9, good for a point differential of -5.8.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 42-33-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 38-37-1 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 37-37-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 44-31-1 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
03/26/17 F Ryan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
03/31/17 G Leandro Barbosa Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Portland
03/17/17 C Tyson Chandler None out for season
03/16/17 PG Brandon Knight Back out for season
03/16/17 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
Eric Gordon comes into this game averaging 16.3 points per contest while playing 31 minutes per night so far this year for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. James Harden averages 29.2 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.2 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%.
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Devin Booker averages 21.8 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. T.J. Warren averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 115.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.34 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.2 per game. The Rockets allow 108.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 107.1 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.82 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 4th with 15.5 per game. The Suns allow 112.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Suns force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 115 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 46% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 13.3 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 Suns rating on offense is 106 and they have a defensive rating of 111.8. They get 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -10.5
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