Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 3/30/2018
Friday, March 30, 2018
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Friday, March 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 10 point favorites.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 19-57. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.9 as they are averaging 103.8 points per game while giving up 113.7 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 61-14. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 113.6 points per contest and giving up 104.2, which is a point differential of 9.4.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 33-40-3 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 35-41-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 40-33-2 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 32-42-1 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
03/29/18 C Alex Len Ankle is doubtful Friday vs Houston
03/29/18 G Devin Booker Hand is doubtful Friday vs Houston
03/29/18 F TJ Warren Knee is doubtful Friday vs Houston
03/28/18 G Elfrid Payton Knee is "?" Friday vs Houston
03/22/18 C Tyson Chandler Neck is out indefinitely
01/31/18 G Isaiah Canaan Foot is out for season
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
03/27/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is "?" Friday vs Phoenix
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 24.9 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. T.J. Warren averages 19.6 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
James Harden averages 30.7 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 8.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Eric Gordon averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 103.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.88 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 15.8 per game. The Suns allow 113.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 2nd in the league with 113.6 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.41. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 43.6 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 21.8. The Rockets are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Rockets surrender 104.2 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 22.5 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season.
The Suns are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 113.1, and their offensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 1st. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Phoenix is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Houston is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Rockets are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 106.1, and their offensive rating of 115.7 is ranked 26th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -10
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