Houston Rockets at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 1/12/2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Houston Rockets head to Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Phoenix Suns on Friday, January 12, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 7.5 point favorites.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 29-11. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.8 as they are averaging 115.0 points per game while giving up 107.2 per contest. The Suns have an overall mark of 16-26. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per contest and giving up 112.1, which is a point differential of -6.4.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 19-20-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 21-18-1 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 20-20-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 21-21-0 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
01/10/18 C Nene Hilario Knee is OUT Friday vs Phoenix & is doubtful Monday vs LA Clippers
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
01/07/18 F Marquese Chriss Hip left last game, is "?" Friday vs Houston
01/07/18 G Isaiah Canaan Groin is out indefinitely
Eric Gordon comes into this game averaging 19.9 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Chris Paul averages 18.3 points per contest in 32 minutes per game this year. He averages 9.3 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest for Houston. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 94%.
Mike James has scored 10.4 points per contest while playing 20.9 minutes per game this season for the Suns. He hauls in 2.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. T.J. Warren averages 19.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.6 rebounds per game and 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 115 points per contest this year, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 44.1 boards per contest and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 15.1 per game. The Rockets allow 107.2 points per contest which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 22.3 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 15th in the NBA with 105.7 points per contest this season. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.43. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.1 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 20.7. The Suns are 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.9. The Suns give up 112.1 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 22.4 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 45.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Rockets are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 107.4, and their offensive rating of 115.2 is ranked 18th. 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 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Suns are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 2nd. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +7.5
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