Portland Blazers at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/30/2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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The Portland Blazers travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 3 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 3-2. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.2 as they average 122.4 points per game while giving up 117.2 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 1-4. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 110.0 points per contest and give up 118.8, which is a point differential of -8.8.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 5-0-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 1-4-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 4-1-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
10/28/18 SF Maurice Harkless Knee is downgraded to OUT Monday vs Indiana
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
10/29/18 SF James Ennis III Hamstring is OUT Tuesday vs Portland
10/29/18 G James Harden Hamstring is OUT Tuesday vs Portland
10/20/18 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Marquese Chriss Ankle is out indefinitely
CJ McCollum averages 19.8 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 33.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Eric Gordon averages 14.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 100%. James Harden averages 28.5 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 9.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 117.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 25.0 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league. Portland averages 122.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 21.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 3rd and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets surrender 118.8 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.8 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 47.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Houston is 21st in the league with 110.0 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.6 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 21.6. The Rockets are 16th in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Blazers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 117.9, and their defensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Portland is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
Houston is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league. The Rockets are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 116.9 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 16th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -3
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