Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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The Houston Rockets travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in Game 5 of their Playoff series. The series is tied 2-2. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as -5.5 point favorites.
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The Rockets finished the regular season with an overall record of 55-27. They were 2nd in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of 5.7 as they averaged 115.3 points per game while giving up 109.6 per contest. The Spurs had a regular season record of 61-21. They finished the year 1st in the Southwest Division. They averaged 105.3 points per game and surrendered 98.1, good for a point differential of 7.2.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 42-39-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 41-40-1 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 42-39-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 43-37-2 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
05/08/17 F Nene Groin out for season
05/08/17 PG Patrick Beverley Personal probable Tuesday vs. San Antonio
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
05/04/17 PG Tony Parker Quad out for season
Ryan Anderson comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. James Harden averages 29.1 points per game in 36.4 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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Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.3 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 25.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 115.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.77 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.1 per game. The Rockets allow 109.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 105.3 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 21st with 13.4 per game. The Spurs allow 98.1 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 3rd and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 114.7 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 100 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 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Spurs rating on offense is 111.1 and they have a defensive rating of 103.5. They get 94.2 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 28% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -5.5
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