Houston Rockets at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Houston Rockets travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 11 point favorites.
The Rockets head into this matchup with a mark of 9-7. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -0.2 as they average 106.6 points per contest while giving up 106.8 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 2-14. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 103.4 points per contest and give up 111.7, which is a point differential of -8.3.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 7-9-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 8-8-0 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 6-10-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/15/18 SF Carmelo Anthony Possible Trade is out indefinitely
10/20/18 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/08/18 PG George Hill Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/06/18 SF Sam Dekker Ankle is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. James Harden averages 29.0 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.5 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Rodney Hood averages 12.6 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 106.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.5 per game. The Rockets allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 29th in the league with 103.4 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -8.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 19.8. The Cavaliers are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Cavaliers surrender 111.7 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game.
The Rockets are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 12th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 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 12th in the league.
Cleveland is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 114.8, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 30th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland +11
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