Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The Golden State Warriors head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 3.5 point favorites.
The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 37-9. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.0 as they are averaging 115.9 points per game while giving up 106.9 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 31-12. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.7 points per contest and giving up 106.9, which is a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 21-24-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 24-22-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 21-21-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 21-21-1 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
01/19/18 F Draymond Green Shoulder missed last game, is probable Saturday vs Houston
01/19/18 F Jordan Bell Ankle is doubtful Saturday vs Houston
01/17/18 G Andre Iguodala Calf is "?" Saturday vs Houston
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
01/17/18 F Gerald Green Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 01/22 vs. Miami)
01/17/18 F Trevor Ariza Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 01/22 vs. Miami)
Kevin Durant comes into this game averaging 26.2 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Klay Thompson averages 20.9 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Eric Gordon has scored 20 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game this season for the Rockets. He hauls in 2.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Chris Paul averages 18.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.7 rebounds per game and 9.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 115.9 points per contest this year, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.07 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 44.5 boards per contest and 30.5 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 7th with 15.7 per game. The Warriors allow 106.9 points per contest which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 2nd in the NBA with 114.7 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.81. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.1 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 22.5. The Rockets are 12th in turnovers per contest with 14.9. The Rockets give up 106.9 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 22.7 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 41.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15 per contest this year.
The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.2, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Golden State is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 29th in the league.
Houston is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.1, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -3.5
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