San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Parlay 12/15/2017
Friday, December 15, 2017
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Friday, December 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 6.5 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 19-9. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 101.1 points per contest while giving up 97.5 per game. The Rockets have an overall mark of 22-4. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.8 points per contest and giving up 103.7, which is a point differential of 11.1.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 14-13-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 11-17-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 14-11-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/04/17 G Kyle Anderson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22.7 points per contest in 33.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 8.3 rebounds per contest for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%. Pau Gasol comes into this game averaging 10.9 points per contest while playing 25.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Eric Gordon averages 18.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 2 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%. James Harden has scored 31.6 points per contest while playing 35.7 minutes per game this season for the Rockets. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 9.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 97.5 points per contest which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 20.9 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA. San Antonio averages 101.1 points per contest this year, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.54 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 44.8 boards per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 22nd with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets give up 103.7 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 22.1 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 40.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 23rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest this year. Houston is 2nd in the NBA with 114.8 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 11.04. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.1 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 23. The Rockets are 11th in turnovers per contest with 15.4.
The Spurs are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 103.5, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 28th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. San Antonio is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Houston is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league. The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.4, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Houston -6.5 and under 212 total points
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