Houston Rockets at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 11/16/2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Houston Rockets head to Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 11 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 11-4. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.6 as they are averaging 111.2 points per game while giving up 104.6 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 5-10. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.1 points per game and surrendering 115.1, good for a point differential of -9.0.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 8-7-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 7-8-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 6-9-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/14/17 C Nene Hilario Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Phoenix
10/20/17 PG Chris Paul Knee is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/29/17 C Greg Monroe Calf is out indefinitely
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Eric Gordon comes into this game averaging 22.1 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 85%. James Harden averages 30.7 points per contest in 36.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 10.3 assists per game and 4.9 rebounds per contest for Houston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Devin Booker has scored 23.2 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per game this season for the Suns. He hauls in 4.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. T.J. Warren averages 18.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 29.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 6 rebounds per game and 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 111.2 points per contest this year, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 44.5 boards per contest and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 16.7 per game. The Rockets allow 104.6 points per contest which is 10th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 22.7 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 14th in the NBA with 106.1 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.07. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.3 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 17.9. The Suns are 9th in turnovers per contest with 16.4. The Suns give up 115.1 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 21.3 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 47.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 105.5, and their offensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 20th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 54% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Suns are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 111.1, and their offensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 3rd. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -11
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