Monday, March 6, 2017
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The Houston Rockets travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, March 6, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 5 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 44-19. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 115.3 points per game while giving up 108.3 per contest. The have an overall record of 48-13. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 106.5 points per game and surrendering 98.2, good for a point differential of 8.3.
Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 17 points per game while playing 30.4 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 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. James Harden averages 28.8 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 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.3 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 26.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Houston averages 115.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7 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 44.1 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.3 per game. The Rockets allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
San Antonio averages 106.5 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.33 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 23rd with 13.3 per game. The Spurs allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 115.2 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 99.4 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 47% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 13.5 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 Spurs rating on offense is 111.9 and they have a defensive rating of 103.2. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 36-27-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 33-30-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 34-27-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 32-28-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio -5
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