Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 11/30/2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
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The Houston Rockets travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, November 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 1 point favorites.
The Rockets have a record of 9-11. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -2.1 as they average 108.2 points per game while giving up 110.3 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 10-11 this season. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They average 108.6 points per game and surrender 110.9, good for a point differential of -2.3.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 7-13-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 12-8-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 10-11-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 12-9-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/29/18 PG Chris Paul Hamstring is questionable Friday vs San Antonio
11/28/18 G Gerald Green Ankle is questionable Friday vs San Antonio
11/15/18 SF Carmelo Anthony Possible Trade is out indefinitely
10/20/18 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/11/18 C Pau Gasol Foot is out indefinitely
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out indefinitely
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. James Harden averages 31.1 points per game in 37.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.7 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 24.0 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 108.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.1 per game. The Rockets allow 110.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.0 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 18th in the league with 108.6 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.3. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Spurs surrender 110.9 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.7 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 45.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs were 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game last season.
The Rockets are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112, and their defensive rating of 114.2 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 10th 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 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league.
San Antonio is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Spurs are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 23rd. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 23rd. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston +1
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