San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 3/12/2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Monday, March 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 4 point favorites.
The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 37-29. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 99.6 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 51-14. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 113.9 points per contest and giving up 105.2, which is a point differential of 8.7.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 33-31-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 30-36-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 34-30-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 29-35-1 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
03/10/18 G James Harden Knee is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Dallas
03/10/18 F Ryan Anderson Hip is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Dallas
Rudy Gay averages 11.3 points per game in 22.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Patty Mills comes into this contest averaging 9.6 points per game while playing 24.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 1.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%.
Eric Gordon averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Chris Paul averages 18.7 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 99.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league. San Antonio averages 102.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.65 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets surrender 105.2 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 41 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season. Houston is 2nd in the league with 113.9 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.69. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 43.3 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 21.7. The Rockets are 17th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Spurs are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. San Antonio is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league.
Houston is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Rockets are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 115.8 is ranked 22nd. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -4
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