Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 4/1/2018
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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The Houston Rockets head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, April 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 3 point favorites.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 62-14. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.3 as they are averaging 113.5 points per game while giving up 104.2 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 44-32. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per game and surrendering 99.4, good for a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 40-34-2 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 32-43-1 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 40-34-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 34-42-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
03/31/18 G Chris Paul Hip is probable Sunday vs San Antonio
03/31/18 C Nene Hilario Back is "?" Sunday vs San Antonio
03/30/18 G Eric Gordon Knee is "?" Sunday vs San Antonio
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
James Harden comes into this game averaging 30.7 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Eric Gordon averages 18.3 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest for Houston. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Patty Mills has scored 9.8 points per contest while playing 25.2 minutes per game this season for the Spurs. He hauls in 1.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Rudy Gay averages 11.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 21.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.1 rebounds per game and 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 113.5 points per contest this year, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 43.5 boards per contest and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 13.8 per game. The Rockets allow 104.2 points per contest which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 7th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 22.5 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 28th in the NBA with 102.5 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.07. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.4 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 22.9. The Spurs are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Spurs give up 99.4 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 42.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Rockets are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.6, and their defensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
San Antonio is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Spurs are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 104.5, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 28th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -3
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