Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/15/2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 6 point favorites.
The Warriors have a record of 12-3. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 9.7 as they average 120.7 points per game while giving up 111.0 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 6-7 this season. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They average 103.2 points per game and surrender 106.7, good for a point differential of -3.5.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 8-7-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 5-8-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/14/18 PG Stephen Curry Groin is questionable Thursday vs Houston
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/13/18 SF Carmelo Anthony Illness is questionable Thursday vs Golden St
11/13/18 G Gerald Green Ankle is probable Thursday vs Golden St
10/20/18 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out indefinitely
Klay Thompson comes into this contest averaging 21.9 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Kevin Durant averages 27.5 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
James Harden averages 27.3 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Chris Paul averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 7.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 120.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 45.7 rebounds per game and 29.9 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.7 per game. The Warriors allow 111.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 28th in the league with 103.2 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -3.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41.2 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 20.0. The Rockets are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Rockets surrender 106.7 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 21.7 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game.
The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 118.9, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.8 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 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Golden State is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Houston is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Rockets are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 111 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston +6
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