Houston Rockets at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/2/2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
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The Houston Rockets travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, November 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 1 point favorites.
The Rockets have a record of 1-5. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -10.5 as they average 105.8 points per game while giving up 116.3 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 3-5 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 108.3 points per game and surrender 112.1, good for a point differential of -3.9.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 1-5-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 4-2-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/01/18 SF James Ennis III Hamstring is doubtful Friday vs Brooklyn
11/01/18 G James Harden Hamstring is doubtful Friday vs Brooklyn
10/20/18 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/20/18 SF Treveon Graham Leg is out indefinitely
10/17/18 SF DeMarre Carroll Ankle is out indefinitely
Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 31% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Chris Paul averages 19.0 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.3 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Spencer Dinwiddie averages 14.9 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Caris LeVert averages 18.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 105.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 42.0 rebounds per game and 21.0 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.0 per game. The Rockets allow 116.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.2 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 24th in the league with 108.3 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.9. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 25.0. The Nets are 4th in turnovers per game with 16.5. The Nets surrender 112.1 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.3 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 47.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets were 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game last season.
The Rockets are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.2, and their defensive rating of 115.6 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 27th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league.
Brooklyn is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Nets are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 113.1, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 21st. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston +1
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