Houston Rockets at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Houston Rockets travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 4.5 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 Pistons have an overall mark of 8-7. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 110.9 points per contest and give up 111.1, which is a point differential of -0.2.
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 Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 8-7-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 8-7-0 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 Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/25/18 G Luke Kennard Shoulder is out indefinitely
James Harden averages 29.0 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest. 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%. Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night. 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 is at 77%.
Blake Griffin averages 25.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Reggie Jackson averages 15.1 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
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. 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 contest, which ranks them 28th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons surrender 111.1 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 44.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game. Detroit is 13th in the league with 110.9 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 47.7 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 21.3. The Pistons are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
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.
Detroit is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Pistons are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 10th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit +4.5
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