Sunday, January 8, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Houston Rockets travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, January 8, 2017. The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 29-9. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 114.3 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 24-11. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 110.0 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of 6.9.
Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. James Harden averages 27.9 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.9 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 27.4 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kyle Lowry averages 22.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Houston averages 114.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.7 per game. The Rockets allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Toronto averages 110 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 2nd with 11.9 per game. The Raptors allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Raptors force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 115.4 and a defensive rating of 107.7. In terms of pace they average 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. 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 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 115.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 95 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 10.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 25-13-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 21-17-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 22-12-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 22-13-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/19/16 C Clint Capela Fibula out indefinitely
Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Jared Sullinger Foot out indefinitely
01/07/17 F Patrick Patterson Knee is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Chicago
01/06/17 PG Kyle Lowry Ankle injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Chicago
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto
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