Thursday, January 5, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Thursday, January 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 7.5 point favorites. The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 21-14. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 106.0 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 27-9. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.6 points per game and surrendering 106.7, good for a point differential of 7.9.
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Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 30.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 10.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Steven Adams averages 12 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Eric Gordon averages 17.7 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. James Harden averages 28.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 11.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Oklahoma City averages 106 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 55.3 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.1 per game. The Thunder allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Houston averages 114.6 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 26th with 15.9 per game. The Rockets allow 106.7 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 14th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Rockets force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 107.7 and a defensive rating of 106.1. In terms of pace they average 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 115.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.5. They get 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. 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 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 18-16-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 12-21-2 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 24-12-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 20-16-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/22/16 PG Cameron Payne Foot out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/19/16 C Clint Capela Fibula out indefinitely
01/04/17 PG Patrick Beverley Wrist "?" Thursday vs. Oklahoma City
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -7.5
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