Portland Blazers at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/11/2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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The Portland Blazers travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 6 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 15-11. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.9 as they average 112.3 points per game while giving up 110.4 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 11-14. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 108.3 points per contest and give up 109.7, which is a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 13-13-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 14-12-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 9-16-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 14-11-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
12/08/18 F Marquese Chriss Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Portland
11/15/18 SF Carmelo Anthony Possible Trade is out indefinitely
10/20/18 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out indefinitely
CJ McCollum comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Damian Lillard averages 27.2 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
James Harden averages 30.0 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 8.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Chris Paul averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 7.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 112.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.6 per game. The Blazers allow 110.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 24.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 21st in the league with 108.3 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.9 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 21.1. The Rockets are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Rockets surrender 109.7 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 21.6 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 43.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game.
The Blazers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 19th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Portland is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Houston is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Rockets are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% 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 -6
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