Houston Rockets at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Houston Rockets travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 3 point favorites.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 27-10. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 115.2 points per game while giving up 107.1 per contest. The Pistons have an overall mark of 20-16. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per contest and giving up 101.3, which is a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 17-19-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 19-17-1 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 20-14-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 14-22-0 against the over/under
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
01/05/18 C Nene Hilario Knee is "?" Saturday vs Detroit
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/27/17 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
01/04/18 C Andre Drummond Ribs is "?" Friday vs Philadelphia
01/04/18 F Stanley Johnson Hip is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Philadelphia
Eric Gordon comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Chris Paul averages 17.3 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.1 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Tobias Harris averages 18.1 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Andre Drummond averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.2 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 115.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.14 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 15.1 per game. The Rockets allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 23rd in the league with 102.2 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.92. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 21.9. The Pistons are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Pistons surrender 101.3 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Rockets are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 115.4 is ranked 20th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Detroit is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Pistons are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 106.2, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 24th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit +3
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