Thursday, March 30, 2017
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The Houston Rockets travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 1 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 51-23. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.7 as they are averaging 115.6 points per game while giving up 108.9 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 36-38. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.1 points per game and surrendering 109.0, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 42-32-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 38-35-1 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 34-40-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 41-33-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
03/28/17 F Montrezl Harrell Personal missed last game, expected to miss Thursday vs Portland
03/26/17 F Ryan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/18/17 C Festus Ezeli Knee out for season
03/01/17 F Ed Davis Shoulder out for season
Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game 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 29.3 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.3 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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C.J. McCollum averages 23.3 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Damian Lillard averages 26.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 115.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.77 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.1 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 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 108.1 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.89 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 13th with 14 per game. The Blazers allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Blazers force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 115.2 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 99.8 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 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 110.1 and they have a defensive rating of 111. They get 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +1
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