Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/4/2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Thursday, January 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 29-8. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.9 as they are averaging 115.2 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 26-9. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 115.2 points per contest and giving up 106.9, which is a point differential of 8.3.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 17-20-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 18-19-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 16-18-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 18-16-1 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
01/02/18 G Andre Iguodala Back is "?" Wednesday vs Dallas
01/02/18 F Draymond Green Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Dallas
01/02/18 C Zaza Pachulia Illness is "?" Wednesday vs Dallas
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
12/31/17 G James Harden Hamstring is out indefinitely
12/14/17 F Luc Mbah a Moute Shoulder is out indefinitely
Klay Thompson comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Kevin Durant averages 25.9 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Chris Paul averages 17.2 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 8.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Eric Gordon averages 19.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 115.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.84 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 30.5 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 16.1 per game. The Warriors allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 2nd in the league with 115.2 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.37. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Rockets are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Rockets surrender 106.9 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.1 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 41.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season.
The Warriors are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.5, and their defensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 100 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 11th in the league. Golden State is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
Houston is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Rockets are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.5, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% 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?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston +3.5
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