Sunday, March 26, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Sunday, March 26, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 41-30. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 106.9 points per game while giving up 105.9 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 50-22. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 115.5 points per game and surrendering 108.6, good for a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 40-30-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 30-35-6 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 41-31-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 37-34-1 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
03/25/17 F Ryan Anderson Ankle injured last game, doubtful Sunday vs. Oklahoma City
Steven Adams comes into this contest averaging 11.7 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is currently at 61%. Russell Westbrook averages 31.2 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.4 assists per contest and 10.5 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
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James Harden averages 29.5 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 11.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Eric Gordon averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 106.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.01 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15 per game. The Thunder allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 115.5 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.89 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 7th with 15.1 per game. The Rockets allow 108.6 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 22nd and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Rockets force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 108.6 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 115.1 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 46% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -6.5
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