San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/13/2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Friday, October 13, 2017.
The Spurs come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 61-21. They were 1st in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of 7.2 as they averaged 105.3 points per game while giving up 98.1 per contest. The Rockets had an overall record of 55-27 last season. They were 2nd in the Southwest Division. They averaged 115.3 points per game and surrendered 109.6, good for a point differential of 5.7.
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Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs were 42-39-1 against the spread last season
The San Antonio Spurs were 43-37-2 against the over/under last year
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets were 42-39-1 against the spread last season
The Houston Rockets were 41-40-1 against the over/under last year
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/3/2017 Tony Parker G Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Dec 12
9/30/2017 Kawhi Leonard F Quadriceps Game Time Decision
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
10/11/2017 Tarik Black F Knee Game Time Decision
10/6/2017 Sam Dekker SF Undisclosed Game Time Decision
10/2/2017 Cam Oliver F Hand Expected to be out until at least Oct 30
Kawhi Leonard comes into this game after averaging 25.5 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 5.8 rebounds per contest and distributed 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage was 49% while his free throw percentage was 88%. LaMarcus Aldridge averaged 17.3 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game last year. He averaged 1.9 assists per game and 7.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 48% for the season while his free throw percentage was 81%.
James Harden scored 29.1 points per contest while playing 36.4 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 8.1 rebounds per contest and had 11.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage finished at 85%. Chris Paul averaged 18.1 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 31.5 minutes per game. He also brought in 5 rebounds per game and had 9.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage was 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averaged 105.3 points per contest last year, which was 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 7.2 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a unit, which had them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shot 39%, which was good for 1st in the NBA. They averaged 43.9 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranked them 11th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 21st with 13.4 per game. The Spurs allowed 98.1 points per contest, which was 2nd in the NBA. They also surrendered a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 41.5 rebounds a game which ranked 5th, and they allowed 21.4 assists per game which put them in 7th place in the league. They forced 14.4 turnovers per game which ranked them 19th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston was 2nd in the NBA with 115.3 points per contest last season. They were 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin was 5.77. They shot 36% from beyond the arc, which was good for 15th in the league. They were 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.4 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 25.2. The Rockets were 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Rockets gave up 109.6 points per game, which ranked them 26th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 26th with 24.1 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 44.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets were 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest last year.
The Spurs were 9th in the league in defensive rating with 103.5, and their offensive rating of 111.1 was ranked 30th. They were 27th in the NBA in pace with 94.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% was 10th. As a unit they were 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. San Antonio was 17th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 49%, which was 29th in the NBA.
Houston was 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 10th in the NBA. The Rockets were 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 109, and their offensive rating of 114.7 was ranked 13th. They were 3rd in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% was 3rd. As a unit they were 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio
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