Portland Blazers at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/10/2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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The Portland Blazers head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 2 point favorites.
The Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 21-18. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 101.8 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 28-11. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.9 points per contest and giving up 107.1, which is a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 18-19-2 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 13-26-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 18-20-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 20-18-1 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
01/08/18 PG Damian Lillard Calf is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Oklahoma City
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
01/08/18 C Nene Hilario Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Portland
C.J. McCollum comes into this game averaging 21.3 points per contest while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Damian Lillard averages 24.9 points per contest in 36.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.3 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest for Portland. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Eric Gordon has scored 19.6 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per game this season for the Rockets. He hauls in 2.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Chris Paul averages 17.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.5 rebounds per game and 9.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 102.9 points per contest this year, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 44.8 boards per contest and 18.8 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 14.5 per game. The Blazers allow 101.8 points per contest which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 19.5 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 2nd in the NBA with 114.9 points per contest this season. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.77. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 14th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.9 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 22.5. The Rockets are 10th in turnovers per contest with 15.2. The Rockets give up 107.1 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.4 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 41.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 104.9, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 28th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Portland is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Houston is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league. The Rockets are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.2, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -2
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